Chinese Scientists Created Five Identical-clone Monkeys – But Then The Truth Was Revealed

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The human brain is vulnerable to a wide number of complicated ailments. Illnesses such as dementia afflict millions annually, and they’re one of the most expensive conditions to treat among wealthier countries. Naturally, much research is undertaken to look for a solution. But now, some scientists are looking forward to studying something rather novel in this pursuit.

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In 2017 two baby crab-eating macaques were born at the Institute of Neuroscience of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai. But these two monkeys, Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, weren’t any normal primates. Instead, they were clones; created using the same methods used to produce Dolly the sheep in Scotland in 1994.

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