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Move Over Dolly, South Korean Company Clones First British Dog
2014-04-09 10:29:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A South Korean company that charges about $100,000 US for animal cloning procedures has just cloned Britain’s first dog for free. The dog was copied from a 12-year-old pet dachshund named Winnie, owned by Rebecca Smith of London. Smith won a contest sponsored by Sooam Biotech, the company behind the cloning. The company is already known for creating more than 500 cloned dogs for owners all around the world, but Smith’s dog is...

Human Clones In 50 Years?
2012-12-19 15:28:41

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The scientist who inspired the creation of Dolly the Sheep has now said human cloning is within our reach, bringing some hope of restoration to parents who have lost their child to a tragic death, reported the Telegraph. Nobel prize-winning Sir John Gurdon has been furthering the study of cloning since the 1950s and has had success cloning animals such as frogs. Now, he´s claiming we could begin to see fully functional...

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...

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2009-01-29 11:15:00

A South Korean biotech firm said on Thursday it has developed a new cloning technology that is expected to make cloning pet dogs easier and significantly cheaper. RNL Bio introduced the new method to clone dogs using stem cells derived from fat tissue that greatly increases the likelihood of a successful clone. Pet owners have been paying upwards of $100,000 to clone a pet dog, but RNL Bio says the newly efficient technique could drop costs as much as 50 percent. However, those interested in...

2008-02-15 13:41:46

Booger, a dead Pit Bull owned by Bernann McKunney, may be brought back to life, or at least, "re-birthed." McKunney, who is from California, has put in an order with RNL Bio in South Korea to have her dog cloned. This is the company's first "commercial order", and it is costing McKunney $150,000. She was incredibly attached to Booger, due to the fact that he saved her life following an attack where another dog bit her arm off. Prior to Booger's death a year and a half ago, McKunney gave RNL...

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2006-10-12 17:45:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- Even for the most devoted pet lover, there's a limit to how far they will go to have their favorite feline or canine for life. Genetic Savings and Clone, a biotechnology company that sold cloned pets, sent letters to its customers last month informing them it will close at the end of the year because of little demand for costly cloned cats. The company had recently reduced the price from $50,000 to $32,000. The company also failed in its attempts to clone pet dogs. The...

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2005-07-17 11:50:00

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Eighty-six Squared has never been in a hurry. The Black Angus bull was born 15 years after cells from his genetic donor, Bull 86, were frozen as part of a study on natural disease resistance. When Bull 86 died in 1997, scientists thought his unique genetic makeup was lost. But researchers at Texas A&M University were able to clone him from the frozen cells in 2000. Now 5 years old, 86 Squared spends his days grazing on a rural area of the A&M campus. He...

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2004-12-23 00:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The first cloned-to-order pet sold in the United States is named Little Nicky, an eight-week-old kitten delivered to a Texas woman saddened by the loss of a cat she had owned for 17 years. The kitten cost its owner $50,000 and was cloned from a beloved cat, named Nicky, that died last year. Nicky's owner banked the cat's DNA, which was used to create the clone. "He is identical. His personality is the same," the woman told The Associated Press in a telephone interview....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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