(The following excerpt from Scientists In South Korea Claim They Can Clone Your Dog And Want To Do It For Free by Eddie Jacob appeared on elitedaily.com on October 29, 2013. To view it in its entirety click on the link below.)
For those of us who can’t live without man’s best friend, we may be in luck. However, it still is a little creepy that science has now enabled us to clone our dogs.
In addition to this achievement, the company has announced its UK Dog Cloning Competition, offering contestants the chance to win a free cloning process for their dog.
They’ve explained that they “can clone any breed, size or shape of canine and are coming to the UK to offer this process to the owner of one very special dog.”
The process is obviously complicated, but the long and the short of it is that they take “a microscopic skin cell to recreate an exact replica… A biopsy is taken from a living dog, which is then replicated to create a man-made embryo.”
It’s impressive that we can do this, but I’m not sure if I’d want my dog cloned. It would be an exact copy, but that’s just it: it’s a copy, not the real dog. I’m sure this will increase the usual arguments of morality in cloning, so debate away society.