Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Cancer -Sniffing Dog to Be Cloned

"A Japanese center which says it has trained a dog to sniff out human cancer cells is cloning the animal in South Korea, a Seoul-based biotechnology company and the dog's owner said Wednesday.
Cloned fetuses from the black labrador retriever named Marine were last month implanted into a surrogate mother dog, said Ra Jeong-Chan, president of RNL Bio.
'We are going to see the clones around the end of this month,' Ra said."
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parlance said...

I wonder why they are bothering to clone this specific dog? Why don't they just find some other labradors that are good at sniffing and teach them how to do the same thing?

Slavenka said...

Parlance , I agree with you, completely.