Blog & News Releases: Cloning

Part XI: I am Getting Ready to Order Clones from my Rockstar Female, I want 2 Females and 2 Males – Can I Do That?

March 8, 2021

I am Getting Ready to Order Clones from my Rockstar Female, I want 2 Females and 2 Males – Can I Do That?By Diane Broek Although it would be a great idea, the simple answer is NO.  Since a cloned animal is a genetic twin to the donor that provided the tissue sample, it will be the same sex. Every time.  You will get a cloned calf, piglet, lamb, or kid that is a genetic match (genomics included) to the genetic donor.  You will get a cloned calf, piglet, lamb, or kid that is the same sex as the genetic…

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Part X: Can you Transfer Cloned Embryos from Two Different Animals into the Same Recipient?

February 4, 2021

Cloning Part X: Can you Transfer Cloned Embryos from Two Different Animals into the Same Recipient?By: Diane Broek In this cloning blog, we attempt to answer your questions and share some of the frequently asked questions we encounter.   If you have a question you would like to ask, please don’t hesitate to send an email inquiry to diane.broek@transova.com and we will answer you immediately, but may also include it in this blog series if we have not addressed that topic before.  The good news is that we will also enter your name into the pool for a contest starting in 2021, where we…

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Part IX: Registering Cloned Animals

January 15, 2021

Cloning Part IX: Registering Cloned AnimalsBy: Diane Broek We often are asked the question regarding registration of cloned animals in a breed registry.  In the livestock world (cattle, pigs, sheep and goats), I am happy to report that most breeds make allowance for the registration of cloned animals but it is always good to check with your breed registry ahead of time, so that you understand what the requirements are.   Most breeds will ask that you simply identify the animal as a cloned animal and they may add the suffix ETN to distinguish them from ET and IVF derived animals…

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Part VIII: 40 things learned in 40 years

December 15, 2020

Trans Ova is proud to have dedicated people part of the Trans Ova team. Some have even been with Trans Ova since the beginning. One of those people is Diane Broek, who at the beginning of December celebrated her 40th anniversary with Trans Ova. In part VIII of our cloning blog series, Diane shares 40 Things she has learned in 40 years at Trans Ova Genetics. Cloning Part VIII: 40 Things I have learned in 40 years at Trans Ova GeneticsBy: Diane Broek I am blessed.  I think we all are.  We get to spend our days working with great…

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Part VII: Give the gift of livestock cloning

November 25, 2020

Cloning Part VII: Give the gift of livestock cloningBy: Diane Broek Have you ever struggled with the perfect Christmas gift for the person who has everything?  We all have.  Let me suggest a unique gift for the livestock lover (cattle, pigs, sheep, or goats) in your family…a Genetic Preservation (GP) or Express Tissue Bank (ETB).  What is a GP or ETB?  These DNA preservation services are the first step in the cloning process.  They allow you to preserve the DNA on the rockstars in your herd as a form of genetic insurance.  And here is the good news – they…

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