Texas A&M Says It Has Cloned First Deer

Published: Dec 23, 2003

Scientists at Texas A&M University have produced what they believe is the first cloned deer, the school said on Monday. Tests have confirmed that a fawn named Dewey born to a surrogate mother in May was a genetic duplicate of a male white-tailed deer from southern Texas whose skin samples were used in the cloning process, the school said. Photos posted on the Texas A&M Internet site showed the little gray deer standing in a patch of grass.

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