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Every whim for your money: cloned cats to order

December 29 2008

If the cloning of human beings throughout the world until prohibited by law, no ban on animal cloning there, hastened to take advantage of what the owners of pets and nimble entrepreneurs.

Company Genetic Savings & Clone of California offers wishing to order copies of the genetic deceased pets.

Now the company is planning a pilot to clone nine cats, six of which will be sold at auction for a tidy sum, and three remain in the company as display samples.

Representatives of Genetic Savings & Clone already received four orders for cloned cats. This requires a DNA sample, taken either from a living animal, either immediately after death. The procedure for cloning a cat will cost the customer 50 thousand dollars in the future, researchers hope to learn how to clone and dogs.

But experts from Seoul National University conducted successful experiments on the cloning of dogs back in 2005 precisely to him recently asked an inconsolable woman from California, Bernan McKinney, the former owner of a pit bull terrier named Booger. During the life of the dog Mrs. McKinney gave the deposit scientists tissue sample her ear.

The woman said that not imagine life without Bugera, especially after he saved her, lashing out at another dog, trying to bite the hostess.

Seultsy undertook to clone Bugera 150 thousand to $ Because of money from Bernan not, Californians decided to hold a charity event and collect them for her.

However, is it really clouded the prospects of cloning our "little brothers? Firstly, all received so far clones were born with certain abnormalities, and none of them lived a long time - after all nature abhors interference in its "job". Secondly, the copy only superficially resembles the original, and the nature of the cloned puppy or kitten can be quite different than your old favorite. However, these arguments are unlikely to affect the host animal: we always want to believe in miracles ...


Андрей Гальперин

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