Tuesday, 5 August 2008

The first cloned pet

An American woman blinked back tears of joy Tuesday as she cuddled puppies cloned in South Korea from her beloved former pit bull terrier.

"This is a miracle," said Bernann McKinney from Hollywood in California, hugging five clones of Booger at Seoul National University's veterinary school.

RNL Bio, the company which arranged the re-creation of Booger through his refrigerated ear tissue, hailed the event as the world's first commercial cloning of a pet dog. The company originally charged $150,000 to clone Booger, but it agreed to come down to $50,000 to celebrate what it calls the first commercial deal for a pet dog.

Well, she got 5 puppies - so that's "only" $10,000 each.

What do you think, worth it?

Source: Korea Times

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