4. HANDMADE CLONING-AN ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL CLONING – A SHORT COMMUNICATION by SWATI RUHIL1, VIKAS KHICHAR2, AMIT CHOUDHARY3
Since the dolly’s birth somatic cell nuclear transfer technology has been used extensively in cloning laboratories and animal clones from many species were generated in consecutive studies like cattle (Willadsen, 1986), mice (Wakayama et al., 1998), goat (Vajta et al., 2003), pig (Vajta et al., 2001), cat (Booth et al., 2001) and horse (Tatum et al., 1995). But the efficiency of the SCNT is low (Pandey et al., 2010). Handmade cloning is a new technique which enables the scientists to produce cloned animals with simple non expensive equipments because both enucleation and nuclear transfer are performed by hand (Singla et al., 2014).