Cloned Monkeys – level 2

05-02-2018 07:00

Scientists in China successfully cloned two healthy monkeys using the same method which produced Dolly the sheep.

Dolly was famous because she was the first cloned mammal. The monkeys are the first cloned primates, and this is an important moment because primates are more similar to humans.

Scientists say that they want to clone monkeys for medical research to study Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

Difficult words: mammal (an animal whose babies drink their mother’s milk and have fur and warm blood), primate (a mammal like a monkey or human), research (doing science).

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