Animal Cloning: 5 Successful Cases That Changes Understanding of Science Forever

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The first cloned police dog in China will soon start training before serving as a police dog. Read about other successful cloning experiments on Nexter.org.

Chinese cloned police dog

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Source: Sinogege Biotechnolody

 

On March 19, the first cloned police dog in China, a three-month-old puppy named Kunxun, began training at the Kunming city police base. This was reported by the newspaper China Daily.

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This is a clone of a seven-year-old dog, considered one of the best in the police of China. The study showed that the DNA of the two animals is 99.9% identical.

Kunxun was born on December 19, 2018, a seven-year-old clone of the Kunming Sheepdog breed, it serves as a police officer in China and is considered one of the best.

Since 2013, Huahuangma has helped the police solve 12 murders and 20 major criminal cases, and in 2016 received the award of the “Public Security Bureau of China”.

 

Commercial cloning

With the first successful cloning cases, the business of returning back to life something similar to the lost pet has started to rise.

For instance, a Texas woman paid $50,000 for the kitten Little Nicky, a DNA match to her beloved cat that lived for 17 years.

Source: Tony Gutierrez/AP Photo

 

Barbra Streisand’s dog

American actress and singer Barbra Streisand did not put up with the death of her beloved dog Samantha and decided to clone her.

Streisand said in an interview for Variety that she now has two clones of her dead dog Samantha of breed Coton de Tulear.

Before the death, the cells for cloning from the mouth and stomach was taken from the dog. Samantha lived for 14 years.

Source: Variety

As Barbra Streisand admitted, now there are two Samantha dog clones living at Barbra’s house. The celebrity named them Miss Scarlett and Miss Violet.

“They have different personalities,” Streisand says. “I’m waiting for them to get older so I can see if they have her brown eyes and her seriousness.”

By the way, Barbra has the third dog Miss Fanny, who is a distant relative of the late Samantha.

 

Chinese monkeys

Meet the monkeys cloned for the first time in the world. However, the success of the experiment has two sides of the coin.

Two monkeys, macaques, Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua,  have been cloned at a laboratory in China using the technique that produced Dolly the sheep.

On the one hand, it’s quite useful for the studying of human diseases (cancers, metabolic and immune disorders). On the other one, it makes the humanity closer to the cloning of themselves, which evokes a number of ethical concerns.

“There are a lot of questions about primate biology that can be studied by having this additional model,” stated Qiang Sun of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Neuroscience.

The monkeys are currently growing normally. There are more experiments to be conducted.

 

Endangered species

A European mouflon was the first endangered animal to be successfully cloned.

The animal was cloned at University of Teramo, Italy, 2001.

Source: Dave Pape/Wikimedia

 


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