World’s first cloned monkeys

The first primate clones made by somatic cell nuclear transfer are two genetically identical long-tailed macaques born recently at the Institute of Neuroscience of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai. Researchers named the newborns ZhongZhong and Hua Hua.

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Genetic link to heart disease in Indian population

A team of Indian researchers have discovered that carriers of a set of genetic variants in the Chromogranin A (CHGA) gene called‘CHGA promoter haplotype2’ may be at higher risk for cardiovascular and metabolic disorders.

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