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.)
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Syracuse (7-6-2, 2-4-1 Atlantic Coast) fell at North Carolina State (10-4-1, 3-3-1) 3-0, after recording its fewest shot total all season.The Orange has taken the fewest shots in the conference (51) of teams that have played at least seven ACC games. SU, which only has three scores in conference play, is averaging 0.429 goals per ACC game. That ranks 11th in the conference.After a scoreless 35 minutes, N.C. State’s Ricarda Walkling delivered the first blow. Later in the game, just over a minute removed from Kailee Coonan giving the Orange its second shot of the game, Tziarra King matched that number for the Wolfpack in goals. It was her first of what would be two goals in the game.SU didn’t even record a shot on goal before King gave NC State a 3-0 lead that it never looked back from.The sophomore King not only added two goals, but assisted on the first goal of the game. She alone outshot the Orange 6-4 and nearly matched the Orange’s total number of goals since beginning ACC play.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis performance marks the sixth time the Orange has been shutout, five of those coming in SU’s past seven games.Senior goalkeeper Courtney Brosnan, who faced eight shots on goal, made five saves and enters her final three regular season games with 317 career saves. She continues to inch closer to the Syracuse all-time lead, needing just 15 in her next three games to reach that mark..Syracuse returns to SU soccer stadium to play Virginia at 7 p.m. on Thursday for the first of a two-game home stand. Comments Published on October 14, 2017 at 4:52 pm Contact Michael: [email protected] | @MikeJMcCleary Facebook Twitter Google+
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