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Texas A&M researchers produce first feline facsimile

The list includes sheep, mice, cows, goats, pigs and just recently, cats -- Noah would have been very pleased.

In December of last year, scientists at Texas A&M University cloned a calico cat wittily named "CC" for "carbon copy" or "copy cat."

Though she is the first domestic pet to be cloned, CC represents nothing new as the latest in a line of six cloned species.

Nothing is different about the cloning process either -- Texas A&M researchers followed the same routine of painstakingly fusing numerous adult cells with an egg whose genetic material had been removed.

In fact, bringing CC into the world wasn