Gallery: Rare Himalayan Goat Cloned To Produce More Cashmere and Pashmi...

 

Scientists from the animal biotechnology centre of Sher-i-Kashmir University recently announced that they successfully cloned a female goat called Noori. Dwindling goat populations in the area have led to less wool production, hurting local industry, and it’s hoped that Noori, which means “light” in Arabic, will help repopulate the species. While we’re not really convinced that playing with nature in order to make more cashmere and pashmina is a great idea, the project is an interesting breakthrough that could also help a hurting animal population. The initiative was funded by World Bank and was jointly worked by SKAUST and Karnal-based National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI).

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  1. karllinen July 6, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    If it’s alive, so be it. Why would anyone object to anything that lives? Well, we might have problems with invasive diseases, but cheers for this goat.

    I might worry a bit about the life protesting this marvelous accomplishment.

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