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Animal Cloning and Genetic Banking Service
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Can You Clone Using Semen?

Can you clone using semen?
Unfortunately, no. Cloning from any type of semen sample would not work. Each sperm cells only contains half the genetic material of the given animal. Its only when it fuses with an egg that the complete genetic set is made, and the individual can be formed.
So, in order to clone an animal, the full genetic set is required in one sample. This is why at Gemini Genetics we use skin tissue. Skin is naturally regenerative and genetically complete, providing the best change at successful DNA replication to enable later cloning.
Learn more about genetic preservation and cloning at Gemini Geneticshttps://www.geminigenetics.com
In association with our US partner ViaGen Petshttps://www.viagenpets.com
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