Cloned Rabbits...

stu neville

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There's an interesting thing cropped on the BBC here about cloned rabbits.

Surely if there's one animal that doesn't need cloning....

Also this thing about using their milk, suitably modified, for drugs: why don't they use cows? Much easier than trying to milk a rabbit.

Does the proximity of April 1st have anything to do with this?
 

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Rabbits are genetically "closer" to humans than cows - even closer than rats and mice.

The benefit of cloning rabbits for medical research lies in eliminating genetic diversity from the possible experimental "noise".
 
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