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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...

Dr. Hwang Now Claims He Has Cloned Coyotes
2011-10-17 13:47:42

A South Korean who fabricated research on human embryos now claims that he has cloned coyotes for the first time. Dr. Hwang Woo-suk claimed he had cloned human embryos in papers published in academic journals in 2004 and 2005. These claims made him a national hero temporarily and helped him gain government funds, but also inevitably send him to prison. Despite his false claims, Hwang has had success cloning animals and succeeded in cloning the first dog in 2005. Now Hwang says he...

2011-07-27 13:30:00

The Yonhap news agency reports that South Korean scientists have created a glowing dog using a cloning technique that could help find cures for human diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. According to the report, the research team from Seoul National University (SNU) said the genetically modified female beagle has been found to glow fluorescent green under ultraviolet light if given a doxycycline antibiotic. The researchers said the ability to glow can be turned on or off by adding a...

2010-01-11 19:44:00

SEOUL, South Korea, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- RNL Bio Co., Ltd. (Representative Director Jung Chan Ra, www.rnl.co.kr), a Korean company that has pioneered the commercialization of dog-cloning services, and Start Licensing, Inc. of the United States have agreed to dismiss their litigation and have concluded a license agreement as of January 11, 2010. Start Licensing, which started its history in 2005 as the joint venture between Geron Corporation and Exeter Life Sciences, was merged with...

2009-10-26 13:15:00

Hwang Woo-Suk, a South Korean cloning expert, was given a suspended prison sentence on Monday after a court found him guilty of embezzlement and other charges stemming from faking results of stem-cell experiments. However, Hwang was found not guilty of defrauding private entities that contributed funds to his research. South Korean prosecutors said they would appeal the not guilty ruling for fraud, as they had originally sought a four-year jail term when Hwang went on trial in June 2006....

2009-09-03 14:09:03

South Korean researchers said on Thursday that puppies from the world's first cloned dog would be offered to good homes later this year. The litter contained three males and six female pups fathered by an Afghan hound that was cloned in 2005 named Snuppy.  The dad's cloning was lead by Professor Lee Byung-Chun of Seoul National University. Snuppy impregnated two cloned female dogs of the same breed through artificial insemination, which was an experiment to test the reproductive...

2009-09-01 13:24:21

A professor said on Tuesday that a wolf he cloned about four years ago has died from an infection. Shin Nam-Shik of Seoul National University told journalists that Snuwolf was found dead on August 26th at Seoul Zoo. Snuwolf is believed to have died from an infection, according to Shin.  "But we can't say anything for certain until we complete the analysis of autopsy results." He said that the death is not linked to a faulty cloning technique.   "Sudden deaths among dogs and...

2009-08-24 12:58:38

On Monday, South Korean prosecutors told a Seoul court that they expect a four-year prison term for disgraced scientist Hwang Woo-suk, whose research team has been linked to major fraud in its once-celebrated stem cell studies. Hwang brought the country to the forefront of stem cell studies, but is facing trial on charges of fraud by misusing $2.25 million in state funds and violating bioethics laws. Prosecutors claim that Hwang brought shame to the country and harm to scientific research...

2009-08-12 13:32:32

Officials said Wednesday that a cloned sniffer dog has proven itself by detecting drugs at South Korea's main airport just weeks after starting service. The dog, which is named Tosun, detected 0.1 of an ounce of narcotics in an envelope stored in a tightly zipped bag at Incheon International Airport, according to Korea Customs Service's statement. This was the first achievement made by a cloned animal on government service. "It is a great achievement," Kim Dae-Keun, a customs official...

2009-05-15 12:16:31

A breakthrough in creating stem-cell lines from cloned pig embryos will restore the reputation of South Korean scientist Hwang Woo-suk, a colleague said. Hwang's new work could advance research in extracting stem cells from cloned human embryos, said Hyuan Sang-hwan, a key colleague of Hwang's at the Sooam Biotech Research Center. Hwang began working at Sooam after he was dismissed in 2004 from Seoul National University, where some of his gene studies were exposed as fraudulent. His new work...

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