Puppy Love? DNA from dead dog used to create puppy clones

Written by on December 30, 2015 in Critter Love, Rare Critters - No comments

Laura Jacques and Richard Remde loved Dylan, their boxer. Like most dog owners, the British couple was heartbroken when Dylan died — a brain tumour claimed the 8-year-old pooch over the summer.

But unlike most animal lovers, instead of letting go, the grieving couple had their beloved pet cloned.

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They forked out more than $137,000 extract the DNA of their dead dog. With the help of Sooam Biotech Research Foundation, they got their Christmas wish — clones of the dearly-departed Dylan.

Two puppies, born to two surrogate dogs, arrived on Dec. 26 and Dec. 28 in Seoul, South Korea. The company behind the feat lays claim to the world’s first dog clone in 2007.

The couple named their new pups Shadow and Chance. They also documented their unusual journey on Twitter.

 

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