Scientists 'pin the tail' on world-first IVF treatment for donkeys

16 Nov 2022
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University of Queensland-led research group has created the world’s first successful donkey embryo using in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), which could save dozens of endangered donkey species.

Creating a viable donkey embryo has been challenging, but UQ’s Dr Andres Gambini, in collaboration with Argentinian and Spanish researchers, made it happen using a specialist IVF process known as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).

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