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2009-06-18 00:40:26

The dog who found the last survivor beneath rubble at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City has been cloned, it's owner says. James Symington's search-and-rescue German shepherd Trakr" has since died, but he got five perfect clones free Wednesday from the Northern California cloning company BioArts International. Symington, a retired Canadian police officer who now lives in Los Angeles, won a contest BioArts had to find the most clone-worthy dog. Once in a...

2009-06-17 04:00:00

Ex-police officer and certified search & rescue manager won contest to clone beloved pet Trakr, hero of 9-11 rescue efforts LOS ANGELES, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Can you clone a hero? Retired police officer James Symington, owner of the late search and rescue dog and 9-11 hero, Trakr, will receive five answers to that question on Wednesday June 17, 2009. BioArts International, a Northern California biotech company that is offering the first commercial dog cloning service in the world,...

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2008-09-04 12:13:10

South Korean researchers said Thursday that the first cloned dog, has become a father after the world's first successful breeding involving only cloned canines. A Seoul National University (SNU) research team said Snuppy, the Afghan hound, impregnated two cloned bitches of the same breed through artificial insemination. Team leader Lee Byung-Chun said it is the first time in the world that puppies have been born from cloned parents. He said one of the 10 puppies born between May 14 and 18...

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2008-05-22 00:05:00

BioArts International announced on Wednesday that it will clone dogs for the five highest bidders in online auctions.The cloning process will be performed by Hwang Woo-suk, a South Korean scientist whose human cloning research involving embryonic stem cells was found to have been faked.BioArts chief executive Lou Hawthorne formerly ran Genetic Savings & Clone, which offered to clone pet cats for $50,000 but folded in 2006 because few were willing to pay so much.However, Hawthorne said...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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