SHANGHAI, Jan. 24, 2019 (Xinhua) : Photo taken on Nov. 27, 2018 shows the five cloned monkeys with circadian rhythm disorders.

China has cloned five monkeys from a gene-edited macaque with circadian rhythm disorders, the first time multiple monkeys have been cloned from a gene-edited monkey for biomedical research.

Scientists made the announcement Thursday, with two articles published in National Science Review, a top Chinese journal in English.

The cloned monkeys were born in Shanghai at Institute of Neuroscience of Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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