Most of us out there have felt the heartache of losing a pet, and have shed many tears or more. Are we as humans taking it too far by now cloning our deceased pets? Now days, a way to deal with the trauma is to extract some DNA from your dead dogs body, and send it to Korea for cloning.
A British couple, Laura Jacques and Richard Remde have become the first in the country to do this and have just picked up their “new” cloned puppies.
Dylan, the donor Boxer breed dog left the couple devastated after suffering a severe heart attack in June last year after living a decent 8 human years. Dylan had been diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour before his heart attack.
67 000 British Pounds later, genetically identical copies of Dylan spawn from South Korean Biotech firm Sooam. The Boxer was deceased for 12 days before Laura and Richard extracted and sent a viable skin sample to Sooam, who cautioned that they have never cloned specimens that where deceased for longer than 5 days.
A segregate mother gave birth to 2 healthy puppies while in the presence of the British couple. Ms Jacques told BuzzFeed: "We had to go to a Boots store to get all the instruments we needed to get the cells. "It was a scientific breakthrough, it had never been done before, and we just thought it was meant to be.
"We went to South Korea for the birth and it was just surreal.