Japanese scientists clone 26 generations of one mouse

Japanese scientists have produced 26 generations of clones from a single mouse, the lead researcher said yesterday, possibly paving the way for the mass replication of valuable livestock.

Saturday, 9 March, 2013, 2:18am

Brazilian scientists clone endangered animals

Jaguars play at the Jardim Zoo in Brasilia. Brazil Scientists hope to clone the animals to boost zoo populations. Photo: AP

Brazilian researchers are turning to cloning to help fight the decline of several animal species.

17 Nov 2012 - 2:22am

Six little piggies who really are just like dad

When he emerged after surviving 36 days under the rubble of the Sichuan earthquake, Zhu Jianqiang, the Strong-Willed Pig, was hailed as one of a kind.

But now there are seven of him, following a successful cloning effort by researchers at a genetic institute in Shenzhen using simple lab equipment and a novel technology.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

100 Most Important Science Ideas

100 Most Important Science Ideas by Mark Henderson, Joanne Baker, Tony Crilly Faber & Faber

Be honest: are you able (or at least curious enough) to answer these eight questions?

1. Are designer babies really designed?

2. Can a cat be both alive and dead at the same time?

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Stem cell research must be regulated

The determination of mainland leaders to push the economy to higher-value industries in double-quick time invariably means having to be innovative, inventive and daring. They are being all of these with stem cell research, one of seven focus areas announced earlier this year as part of a drive to make the nation a world leader in scientific excellence by the end of the decade.

21 May 2011 - 12:00am

Jurassic Park

Starring: Sam Neill and Laura Dern Director: Steven Spielberg Year of original release: 1993 Genre: Sci-fi


4 May 2011 - 12:00am

Failure to find matching donor puts experimental surgery in picture

The search continues for a compatible bone marrow donor for Sheela Gurung. The 31-year-old former Igor's Group employee has a rare form of leukaemia and despite an intensive search, no match has yet been found. The most likely match will be someone from the Nepali community.

15 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Maid charged over death of newborn

A 28-year-old Filipino domestic helper arrested on Monday was charged with one count of infanticide yesterday over the death of a newborn boy with umbilical cord still attached, who was found on a laundry rack outside a flat on the eighth floor of Sunshine City, Ma On Shan, on Sunday. She will appear in Sha Tin Court today.

11 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

In the next issue of STYLE...

It's time to turn the spotlight on men's fashion and who better to focus on than eccentric British designer Paul Smith. We find out why Hollywood is cloning young male actors and unravel the secrets behind much-loved knitwear brand John Smedley. And don't forget to check out the coolest autumn/winter trends. Out September 11

4 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

The cloning controversy

How would you feel if there was a person who looked and behaved exactly like you? If some scientists have their way, this actually could happen. Fortunately, until now they have not been able to do it, but I am worried one day they will.

21 Aug 2009 - 12:00am


The pros and cons of teenage dating

I'm writing to express my opinion on whether parents should allow their children to start dating before they are 18.

There are a few advantages. If teenagers can set common study goals, having a girlfriend or boyfriend may improve their academic performance.

6 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Meat in point

Imagine eating the same steak year in year out. We're not talking about the same breed of cow, or cows from one unbroken lineage (something of an obsession for certain Japanese when it comes to Kobe beef, which is sometimes served with the cow's birth certificate on display).

22 Mar 2009 - 12:00am


Reading Comprehension

Answer the following questions:

1. What is the first step of cloning?

a. embryo is implanted into surrogate mother

b. an electric charge

c. the nucleus is inserted into an unfertilised egg

d. the nucleus is extracted from a cell

11 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Nobel calling for Chinese stem cell scientist who beat the odds

When she started out two years ago at the University of Wisconsin-Madison searching for gene combinations that could reverse an ordinary skin cell into a stem cell, a primitive type that could potentially be turned into any kind of human cell, Yu Junying's chances were one in about nine followed by 157 zeros.

19 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Rosemary cuts the cord of financial dependence

Model Rosemary Vandenbroucke is indeed her own independent woman now. In addition to recently signing with a talent agency, in effect dumping mother Julie, who had managed Vandenbroucke (below) since the age of 14, the 25-year-old model/musician has now also severed her financial umbilical cord from mum.

13 Jun 2007 - 12:00am