Skip to Content

Cloned Pet Puppies

Order yours today.
August 5, 2008

If you really love your dog and have about $150,000 to spare, you can now order a clone from Korean biotechnology company RNL Bio. Geneticists revealed earlier today that they have created the first dogs cloned for commercial purposes: five puppies created with DNA from Booger the pit bull terrier. (Dogs have previously been cloned for scientific and government purposes.)

According to the Guardian,

“The five clones cost Bernann McKinney, a Californian-based farmer, £25,000 ($50,000) and were well worth it, she said at a press conference in the South Korean capital, Seoul, where the announcement was made.

“… When Booger got cancer, McKinney had skin cells taken from the dog and preserved in the hope that science would come to her aid. Scientists at Seoul National University used the cells to create embryos, which where [sic] then implanted into two surrogate mother dogs. The puppies were born on July 28.”

RNL Bio, which produced seven clones of Toppie, a drug-sniffing dog, in 2006, and four clones of a cancer-sniffing dog from Japan named Marine in 2007, says that it is also interested in cloning camels for customers in the Middle East.

Keep Reading

Most Popular

computation concept
computation concept

How AI is reinventing what computers are

Three key ways artificial intelligence is changing what it means to compute.

still from Embodied Intelligence video
still from Embodied Intelligence video

These weird virtual creatures evolve their bodies to solve problems

They show how intelligence and body plans are closely linked—and could unlock AI for robots.

We reviewed three at-home covid tests. The results were mixed.

Over-the-counter coronavirus tests are finally available in the US. Some are more accurate and easier to use than others.

conceptual illustration showing various women's faces being scanned
conceptual illustration showing various women's faces being scanned

A horrifying new AI app swaps women into porn videos with a click

Deepfake researchers have long feared the day this would arrive.

Stay connected

Illustration by Rose WongIllustration by Rose Wong

Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review

Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.

Thank you for submitting your email!

Explore more newsletters

It looks like something went wrong.

We’re having trouble saving your preferences. Try refreshing this page and updating them one more time. If you continue to get this message, reach out to us at customer-service@technologyreview.com with a list of newsletters you’d like to receive.