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Sep 9, 2020

Kurt the cloned horse was created using 40-year-old genetic material

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An endangered type of horse has successfully been cloned by scientists.

Kurt is a newborn Przewalski’s horse, a rare and endangered horse native.

He was born this year on August 6 after experts used genetic material that had been cryopreserved for 40 years.

Kurt’s birth is exciting not only because he’s very cute but because his genetic diversity could help to save the species.

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