Published by: Biswadip Dey | Posted: September 20, 2022 7:53 pm| Updated: September 20, 2022 7:55 pm
News Daily Digital Desk: The world’s first cloned arctic wolf was born in the womb of a dog. The clone of this wolf named Maya was created by the Chinese company Sinogene Biotechnology. According to China’s official media “Global Times”, not now, Maya was born more than three months ago. But the whole thing came to light only after seeing that she was healthy even after 100 days of her birth.
Maya was born from the egg of a female wolf in the wild in Meru Pradesh, but her embryo was transplanted into the womb of a beagle dog. Why such a plan? According to the leader of the organization, such a plan is made to save endangered animals. Since 2020, the process of cloning the wolves of Meru Pradesh has started. Finally, after two long years of relentless efforts, success came. He also claimed that this is the first time in the world that this type of cloning has been successful. Maya now lives with her ‘birth’ mother dog in a lab in northern China’s Heilongjiang province.
In all, more than 130 new embryos have been created from female arctic wolf eggs. But why the decision to transplant the embryo in the uterus of the dog? It is known that since dogs are descended from wild wolves, this is the decision. Moreover, the genetic similarity between wolves and dogs was also kept in mind.
Scientists are optimistic about the birth of the Maya. Scientists believe that this type of cloning will help save endangered animals in the future. Incidentally, Dolly, the first cloned animal, was born in 1996 under the supervision of a Scottish scientist. Almost three decades have passed since the birth of that sheep. The world has already advanced a lot with cloning. Maya is one of its signs. Scientists believe that this research will lead to greater success in the future.
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