Analysis of telomere lengths in cloned sheep

@article{Shiels1999AnalysisOT,
  title={Analysis of telomere lengths in cloned sheep},
  author={Paul G. Shiels and Alexander J. Kind and Keith Henry Stockman Campbell and D. Waddington and Ian Wilmut and Alan Colman and Angelika Schnieke},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={399},
  pages={316-317}
}
The development of nuclear-transfer techniques using cultured somatic cells allows animals to be produced without involving germline cells. This enables us to examine the importance of the repair of chromosome ends (telomeres) in the germ line and to test the telomere hypothesis of ageing. 
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