RePet Becomes a Reality
Korean firm bids to clone dead pets
The world's first pet cloning service is to offer animal lovers the chance to recreate their dead companions, it was announced today.
A company spokeswoman said it was already working on its first order from an American who wanted a clone of her dead pit bull.
The client, Bernann McKunney, of California, was very attached to the pet because it had saved her life during an attack by another dog.
RNL Bio is charging customers $150,000 (£75,000) for the clones, which clients pay only after they receive their new pet.
The cloning is to be carried out by Seoul National University scientists led by Dr Lee Byeong-chun, a veterinary professor.
Prof Lee had worked with the disgraced stem cell scientist Dr Hwang Woo-suk, whose purported breakthroughs in the creation of human stem cells through cloning had been faked.
The team's success in cloning the world's first dog, Snuppy, in 2005, has been confirmed.
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