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First Cloned Mule Races to Finish Line

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Science  30 May 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5624, pp. 1354
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5624.1354a

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On 5 May a mule named Idaho Gem was born after a normal 346-day gestation in the womb of a mare, researchers report online in Science this week ( He's the first member of the horse family as well as the first sterile animal to be cloned.