Japanese scientists create immortal mouse for some reason
A single mouse has yielded 581 copies of itself after Japanese researchers figured out how to improve on the technique used to creat Dolly, the monstrous and unholy sheep-thing that heralded the dawn of cloning tech back in 1996.
One of the chief problems faced by researchers in the field of "somatic cell nuclear transfer" is that each consecutive copy of a cloned animal comes out a little bit more fucked up and creepy than the last one until you just have to burn the wretched thing alive with a flamethrower while you stand there screaming in fear and disgust.
Not anymore! According to Teruhiko Wakayama of the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, Japan, "Our results show that repeated iterative recloning is possible and suggest that, with adequately efﬁcient techniques, it may be possible to reclone animals indeﬁnitely."
In an unrelated experiment in my kitchen last year, it took about a week for a single mouse to turn into about 600 of the fuckers without any intervention from Japanese researchers whatsoever, but yay science anyway!