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Shahar26
02-15-2008, 07:40 AM
A South Korean company says it has taken its first order for the cloning of a pet dog.

A woman from the United States wants her dead pitbull terrier - called Booger - re-created.

RNL Bio is charging the woman, from California, $150,000 (76,000) to clone the pitbull using tissue extracted from its ear before it died.

RNL Bio says this is the first time a dog will have been cloned commercially.

"There are many people who want to clone their pet dogs in Western countries even at this high price," company chief executive, Ra Jeong-chan, told the Korea Times.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7246380.stm




Very interesting, and a little scary, as progress sometimes tends to be....

I don't know how I would feel about cloning my dog or cat, but they are only 7, so I hope I don't have to worry about it for a long while.