Severino Antinori

Severino Antinori

Above: Severino Antinori


Severino Antinori
Italian fertility specialist Severino Antinori speaks at a conference on human cloning in Rome on March 9 2001. The Italian medical authorities warned that Dr Antinori risked losing his right to practise in Italy because of his plans to clone human beings.
Photo: Massimo Sambucetti, AP


Monkey Business

Monkey business

Above: A cloned monkey


Monkey business ANDi (inserted DNA spelled backwards), the first genetically modified rhesus monkey, at the Oregon regional primate research centre in Oregon, USA. The birth of ANDi, the first rhesus monkey cloned by embryo splitting, is another incremental step toward designing and perfecting new treatments for human genetic disorders.Photo: AP/Oregon regional primate research centre

Mooving On

Mooving on

Above: A picture of a cloned animal


Mooving on
A pair of new-born cloned calves in a cowshed in Ishikawa Japan, on July 5 1998. They  were born exactly two years after Dolly, the British sheep that made history by becoming the first clone of an adult animal. They are the second adult-animal clones, and were produced by a similar technique. A spokesman for the Ishikawa prefectural livestock research centre said the new technique would be used to breed better cattle strains with higher-quality beef or greater milk capacity.
Photo: AP/Kyodo

More Little Piggies

More little piggies

Above: More little piggies


Five cloned piglets, born in Virginia, USA on March 5 2000. The world’s
first cloned piglets were produced by PPL Therapeutics from an adult sow using
a slightly different technique from the one that produced Dolly.

Photo: Matt Gentry, AP/The Roanoke Times

Hello Dolly!

Hello Dolly

Above: Dolly the Sheep


Dolly the sheep, the world’s first cloned adult animal. The scientists who   cloned Dolly are to stop experiments involving genetically modifying pigs for   human organ transplants because of concerns that deadly new diseases could be   passed on to people.
Photo: PA

Five Little Piggies

Five little piggies

Above: Five Little Piggies


Five cloned female piglets, named Noel, Angel, Star, Joy and Mary – an   important step towards “knock-out pigs”. They were born on   Christmas Day 2001 in what the Scottish-based firm PPL Therapeutics says is a   major step towards successfully producing animal organs and cells for use in   human transplants. The pigs lack a gene to which the human immune system   reacts aggressively. When an all-male litter is born and bred with the   females, a true knock-out pig will be created.
Photo: PA/PPL Therapeutics

Copycat’s Mother

Who's she? The cat's mother?

Above: Copycat’s Mother


Rainbow, the adult tortoiseshell female from which Cc was cloned. The nuclear-donor cat was used in the transfer technique pioneered by the   Edinburgh scientists who made Dolly the sheep. The move opens the prospect of people being able to clone their pets.