'Injaz', the World’s First Cloned Camel: The Efforts Behind the Story

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Dr. Nisar Ahmad Wani

Dr. Nisar Ahmad Wani heads Reproductive Biology Laboratory at Camel Reproduction Center in Dubai and is credited with the creation of ‘Injaz’, World’s First Cloned Camel. This presentation gives you an insight on the science of cloning and the technology behind creation of ‘Injaz’.

Cloning is the creation of an organism that is an exact genetic copy of another organism (the donor). Clones occur in nature and some animals such as amoeba, which is a microscopic single-celled organism and some insects, such as greenfly clone themselves. Cloning is widely used in horticulture, as plants grown from a cutting are genetic copies of the original plants, and some foods that we eat, such as potatoes, bananas and grapes are derived from clones. However, clones of animals do not occure naturally but can be produced by using a technique known as somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT). This technique of SCNT was used to produce 'Injaz' The Worlds First Cloned Camel, at the Camel Reproduction Center in Dubai. This presentation will give you an insight about the science of cloning and the technology behind creation of ‘Injaz’.