TITLE

Skin Cells Could Help Revive Rare Species

AUTHOR(S)
SVOBODA, ELIZABETH
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
Discover;Jan/Feb2012, Vol. 33 Issue 1, p56
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on an attempt to conserve endangered animals through the transformation of skin cells into eggs and sperm cells to ultimately create embryos to be implanted into surrogate mothers, providing an alternative to the often unsuccessful captive breeding of animals.
ACCESSION #
69720485

 

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