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Peng Peng the Sheep Heralds New Era of Cloning

April 25, 2012
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Chinese scientists have cloned a genetically modified sheep containing a "good" type of fat found naturally in nuts, seeds, fish and leafy greens that helps reduce the risk of heart attacks and cardiovascular disease. Named "Peng Peng", the sheep was born in western China late last month. He's the first to have been produced by a simplfied technique called handmade cloning.

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AP (July 12, 2013) — Norman, the French sheep dog that stars in the Hallmark Channel's 'Who Let The Dogs Out,' added to his resume by setting the uncertified Guinness World Record of riding a scooter, unassisted, 98.2 feet in 20.75 seconds.
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