Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua

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Zhong Zhong (Chinese: 中中 pinyin:Zhōng Zhōng, born 27 November 2017[1]) and Hua Hua (Chinese: 华华 pinyin:Huá Huá, born 5 December 2017[1]) are identical macaques that were created through somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), the same cloning technique that created Dolly the sheep in 1996.

They are the first cloned primates produced by this technique. Unlike previous attempts to clone monkeys, the donated nuclei came from fetal cells, not embryonic cells.[2][3][4][5]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Gao, Yun (25 January 2018). "Chinese scientists clone monkeys in world first". China Global Television Network. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  2. Liu, Zhen et al. (24 January 2018). "Cloning of Macaque Monkeys by Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer". Cell (journal). doi:10.1016/j.cell.2018.01.020. http://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(18)30057-6. Retrieved 24 January 2018. 
  3. Maron, Dina Fine (24 January 2018). "First Primate Clones Produced Using the "Dolly" Method – The success with monkeys could ignite new ethical debates and medical research". Scientific American. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  4. Kolata, Gina (24 January 2018). "Yes, They've Cloned Monkeys in China. That Doesn't Mean You're Next". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 January 2018.