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'Glowing' sheep herald medical breakthroughs

Uruguayan experiment has potential to help treat array of genetic problems from diabetes to haemophilia.

Last Modified: 08 Jun 2013 07:35
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Dolly the sheep famously became the world's first mammal to be cloned 17 years ago.

Now genetic scientists in Uruguay are claiming another breakthrough - sheep that glow in the dark.

The experiment has the potential to help treat a whole array of genetic problems from diabetes to haemophilia.

Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from Montevideo.

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