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KNOXVILLE — Researchers with the University of Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station have their hands full with the exponential success of the UT Cloning Project. They are caring for 10 clones of a single adult Jersey cow.

Eight of UT’s 10 cloned cows lined up for a snack

Three additional clones were born alive, but they failed to thrive.

The live births of thirteen clones of one large adult mammal are among the most ever announced by a public institution.

The clones were born July 25 through August 15, and nine of the calves are thriving. However, the researchers, including a team of veterinarians from the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, are concerned about the health of one of the young females. She is being monitored for possible liver dysfunction, which underscores the sometimes delicate health of clones.

Click here for the rest of the story from the UT Institute of Agriculture.