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Woolly mammoths are coming back, say cloning scientists | DVICE

Woolly mammoths are coming back, say cloning scientists | DVICE | Breeding and Genetics | Scoop.it
Scientists in Siberia say they have a high probability of being able to clone a woolly mammoth. And there was much rejoicing.
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Is this the world's most expensive dog? Pair of very big, very slobbery ... - National Post

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Protein Synthesis (Translation, Transcription Process)

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Why cloning is a terrible way to bring your pet dog back from the dead

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(...) BioArts, the California-based company that famously cloned the 9/11 search and rescue dog Trakr, shut down its pet cloning business in 2009, citing financial and ethical concerns (more on those later). But pet cloning is still available from RNL Bio in South Korea. Cloning animals for research purposes and developing methods to make it safer and more effective is one thing, but commercial cloning, especially in its current form, feeds on the emotional hopes of distraught dog lovers to make them complicit in the poor treatment of dogs—including dogs genetically related to the ones they so love (...)But of course, a clone is not the same dog. In fact, thanks to a cloned dog having different mitochondrial DNA from its genetic donor, they're slightly less related than identical twins. Nuclear DNA is certainly an important contributor to a dog's physical and behavioral makeup; just look at all the dog breeders who will guarantee dogs who are good bird flushers or child-friendly or particularly adept at sniffing out bombs.(...)


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Hillary Hawke's curator insight, January 6, 2013 2:51 PM

This article discusses the negative effects of cloning. Cloning has been used to clone a dead pet in order to ‘bring it back to life’. However, this expensive procedure is not as miraculous as it seems. Although you are using the same cells, a clone is not the same dog due to a clone having different mitochondrial DNA from the original, as well as different nuturing which affects a dog’s behavior. Many people clone there pet based on emotion and not wanting to deal with the loss, however this article informs readers that a clone is not the same as the original and you are not really getting your pet back.