Chinese geneticists hit a new milestone this year- welcoming the country’s first cloned cat "Garlic." 

After the original Garlic died, his owner, Huang Yu, contacted a commercial cloning company- Sinogene. Based in Beijing, Sinogene is at the forefront of genetics and cloning. 

How did they clone Garlic? They sent technicians to extract skin cells from the dead cat. Then, the DNA was infused into harvested eggs and implated into its surrogated mom. The new Garlic was born on July 21st.  



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Erin Dumke

Erin Dumke is the head editor at Chinosity. She is a journalist who recently graduated from the University of Kentucky. She hopes to bridge the education gap and promote international communication.