Another controversial in science. Muslim scientist in U.A.E. had created first clone camel of a dead camel. After DNA test it is confirmed that the new born camel is a clone.
First clone camel is named as Injaz. Here is the actual text:[quote=", post:, topic:"]
Injaz (Arabic: إنجاز, meaning "achievement"; born April 8, 2009) is a female dromedary camel, credited with being the world's first cloned camel. Dr. Nisar Ahmad Wani, a veterinarian embryologist at the Camel Reproduction Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, announced on April 14, 2009, that the cloned camel was born after an "uncomplicated" gestation of 378 days.
Injaz was created from ovarian cells of an adult camel slaughtered for its meat in 2005. The cells were grown in tissue culture and then frozen in liquid nitrogen. Afterwards, one of the cells was injected into a nucleus-removed oocyte of the surrogate camel, which were fused with an electric current and chemically induced to initiate cell division. The resulting embryo was cultured for a week and implanted back into the surrogate camel's uterus. Twenty days later, its pregnancy was confirmed using ultrasound and monitored throughout the gestation period. After Injaz's birth, its DNA was tested at the Molecular Biology and Genetics Laboratory in Dubai and confirmed to be identical copies of the DNA of the original ovarian cells, proving that Injaz is a clone of the original camel.
I amazed by Muslim scientists and their bravery for achieving controversial piece of science. Not to mention a taboo subject even to talk, cloning.
Now, we have two questions; whether cloning is OK in Islam? Is the meat of cloned animal Halal?
Let's see how much time it will take for Ulmas to issue Fatwas on it.
What do you guys think? A good achievement by Muslim scientists or work of devil?
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