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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.
A South Korean who fabricated research on human embryos now claims that he has cloned coyotes for the first time.
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.
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.
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.
South Korean researchers said on Thursday that puppies from the world's first cloned dog would be offered to good homes later this year.
A professor said on Tuesday that a wolf he cloned about four years ago has died from an infection.
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.
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.
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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