How Long has Trans Ova Genetics Been Cloning Livestock?
Mar 30, 2023
By Diane Broek
In the late 1990’s, Trans Ova Genetics entered into a relationship with Genzyme Transgenics for the production of cloned, transgenic cattle that carried the human gene for Human Serum Albumin. In the course of that project, our first little cloned heifer calf was born at our Sioux Center, Iowa facility. Her name was Gudren. She was named after one of the researchers on the project. Gudren was a happy, healthy little Holstein heifer, born in 1998, just two years after Dolly the Sheep was born in Scotland in 1996. Happy 25th Anniversary to Gudren and the Trans Ova Genetics Advanced Technology department, for 25 years of allowing dreams to come true. We make the irreplaceable rock stars of our clients….replaceable.
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