By Stephanie SchupskaUniversity ofGeorgiaSince her unusual start in a Petri dish, KC has matured into a very normal cow. And on the last day of 2005, she routinely gave birth to Moonshine, her second calf.“KC has done just like every other cow out there and produced a calf within 12 to 13 months of her last calf,” said Steve Stice, the University of Georgia scientist who directed the team of scientists who cloned KC. “Moonshine and Sunshine (KC’s firstborn) were both normal pregnancies and were delivered without assistance, which is important to commercial cow-calf operations that will be using cloning to improve the quality, diseases resistance and productivity of their herds.”KC is different from other cloned cows because she is the first to be cloned from kidney cells taken from a frozen side of beef. The others have been formed from living animals, Stice said.“Right now there are probably a lot of cloned cows out there having calves,” he said, “which is a good thing because it proves cloned cows do have normal offspring.”The public is still wary of cloned cows. Around the time Moonshine’s sister, Sunshine, was born in December 2004, polls indicated that nearly 60 percent of U.S. consumers opposed cloning animals, including livestock.Stice hopes that will eventually change.“The Food and Drug Administration has still not given their approval on cloned animals entering the food chain,” he said. “They have the data they need to give the clearance but other issues may be slowing this down. Once the FDA acts, I think it will mark the beginning of wider acceptance of cloned animals.”Stice is a Georgia Research Alliance eminent scholar and one of the world’s top cloning experts. He conducted the cloning research with the biotechnology firm ProLinia Inc., which was later bought by ViaGen Inc.Since cattle were first domesticated, farmers have been trying to improve their herds through selective breeding. Cloning can speed up the process by allowing scientists to make exact copies of the desired animals and their traits.According to UGA agricultural specialist Joseph Durham, Moonshine came into the world weighing 70 pounds. And although KC did all the work, various animal and dairy science faculty members got to name the new calf. “We did a survey of the animal and dairy science department,” Stice said, “and Moonshine came up on several suggestions.” They decided to move away from the disco theme that started when Sunshine was named after the rhythm and blues group, KC and the Sunshine Band. But Stice recalls that Boogie Shoes, a hit song from the band, was one of the names suggested.(Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)
Hiding behind this walled petition in the ensuite is the shower cubicle.“There is no glass anywhere, no shower screen, it is very easy to keep clean,” Mrs Moroney said.“And we only discovered that after living here.”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThe property is being sold by Burton & Ryan Property Agents — Grange and private inspections are welcome.The two-storey house on a 405sq m block originally attracted them because of its generous-sized bedrooms and proximity to the city and airport. But we think the walk-in wardrobe is the most impressive room in the house.Downstairs there is a large island bench in the kitchen, with a glass window instead of a splashback to open side views of the garden, as well as the rear view across the patio to the inground pool and hedges beyond. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES The master bedroom is large at 5.2m x 3.8m.Their son was 17 and daughter 20 when they moved here, and the upstairs bedroom configuration has helped give everyone personal space.There is a sitting area leading to the master bedroom at one end of the house, and at the other end, two bedrooms open out to a retreat with access to the front balcony. This is the only five-bedroom house for sale in Kedron at the moment.IT’S only 7km to the Brisbane CBD and almost a quarter of the population is preparing to return to school tomorrow, but this Brisbane suburb currently has only one five-bedroom house for sale.Kedron is a professional hub in Brisbane whose population grew 8.6 per cent between the 2011 and 2016 census periods. In the last 10 years, the number of five-bedroom houses to sell each year has ranged from three to 18 according to CoreLogic property data and so far this year, five five-bedroom house have sold.But on realestate.com.au there is only one five-bedroom house currently for sale in Kedron, and that makes 42 Moree St, Kedron a rare but very valuable proposition for families wanting a spacious home in this part of the city.For Julie and Sean Moroney and their two children, space and cleverly designed bathrooms have been standout features.And if they decide to build when they move to Melbourne, recreating the bathrooms they have come to love over the past four years will be a top priority. The open-plan living area which continues out to the patio.“I’m in the kitchen now with my laptop set up on the bench, this is a place I always come to, I might be reading the paper or on the laptop.“We’ve got four bar stools here but you can fit another one in.”
Wrestler Sakshi Malik will get a reward of Rs 2.5 crore from the Haryana government for her bronze medal winning feat which got India its first medal in the Rio Olympics.Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij, who is in Rio and witnessed the bronze medal match, congratulated Sakshi for winning the country its first medal.Vij said that the Haryana government would honour Sakshi Malik with a cash award of Rs 2.5 crore as per its sports policy. (RIO 2016 FULL COVERAGE)Sakshi is also likely to be offered a job by the state government.”She has made the state and country proud. I hope that other sportspersons of the state would also prove their mettle in the coming events by winning medals,” Vij said on Thursday. (Also read: Rio 2016 medallist Sakshi Malik took up sports because she wanted to fly in an airplane)Sakshi emerged as the first Indian woman wrestler to bag an Olympic medal by clinching bronze in the 58-kg category of Women’s Freestyle Wrestling.The gritty wrestler is from Haryana’s Rohtak district.