How healthy are clones and their progeny: 5 years of field experience.

  title={How healthy are clones and their progeny: 5 years of field experience.},
  author={Mart{\'i}n Panarace and Jaime Ag{\"u}ero and Marta Garrote and Guillermo Jauregui and Adrienne Segovia and Lauren M. Cane and Jessica P Gutierrez and Mariana Marfil and F Rigali and Mirella Pugliese and Sharleen Nicole Young and J Lagioia and C Garnil and J E Forte Pontes and J C Ereno Junio and S Mower and Mariano Montilla Medina},
  volume={67 1},
There is considerable concern regarding the health of cloned cattle and their safety as a source of food. The objective was to summarize 5 years of commercial experience with cloning in three countries (United States, Argentina and Brazil). Overall, only 9% of transferred embryos resulted in calves; efficiency ranged from 0 to 45% (most were from 1 to 10%, but 24% of cell lines never produced live calves). There was no significant difference in pregnancy rate following transfer of one versus… CONTINUE READING


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