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Cloned pets no longer offered

January 2, 2007

The January issue of Your Dog, a newsletter published by the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts, reports that Genetic Savings and Clone is no more.  Given the excessive cost — $50,000 — and the limited number of pets the company cloned since opening in 2000 — only two (cats) — it’s no surprise.  Not to mention the ethics questions raised by both the process and the source of obtaining a pet this way.

For my dollar, a shelter or rescue pet is in far greater need of the kind of medical care and human bonding we can lavish on our furry friends.

Quick take on the pet cloning issue is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet_cloning

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