Wednesday, February 11, 2009

South Korea's Pet Clone Wars

Sobering article by Jennifer Veale of Time Magazine on the competition between several South Korean companies to pave the way for this fledging industry...

...which views pet cloning as an opportunity to making huge money (up to $150,000 for a single puppy so far!) and apparently as a means to produce more and better dogs for research.

What caught my eye in particular though was one sentence about the dog originally cloned four years ago, Snuppy. He is no longer the object of the researchers' constant attention now that more dogs have been cloned, but nonetheless "still lives in the campus lab kennel." How sad for Snuppy. How scary for the rest of us.

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