Scientists in Japan have cloned a mouse from a single drop of blood.

Circulating blood cells collected from the tail of a donor mouse were used to produce the clone, a team at the Riken BioResource Center reports in the journal Biology of Reproduction.

The female mouse lived a normal lifespan and could give birth to young, say the researchers.

Spaceship leaves earth towards a habitable planet. Minimum crew with blood samples from engineers, scientists, artists, musicians also with their consciousness/memories downloaded.

Arrive at planet, ..... instant population