Sun Qiang (left) and Liu Zhen – pictured with long-tailed macaques Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua – led the team of Chinese scientists that recently became the first in the world to clone primates. Photo: Xinhua

China’s success in cloning monkeys was a victory for hard work, not new tech, team leader says

Chinese-trained researchers made breakthrough with smart use of existing knowledge and a never-say-die attitude, scientist says

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Sun Qiang (left) and Liu Zhen – pictured with long-tailed macaques Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua – led the team of Chinese scientists that recently became the first in the world to clone primates. Photo: Xinhua
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