British Couple Spends Nearly $100,000 to Clone Late Dog
Lifestyle| | By Margo Gothelf
The first puppy, Chance – named after the Homeward Bound character — was born on December 26. Shadow, the second puppy, was born early Monday. “The whole thing just feels surreal,” Jacques told The Guardian. “I lost all sense of time. I have no idea how long everything took, the whole thing made me feel very disoriented. I was just clinging on to Richard for about an hour and a half after Chance was born.” The Sooam Biotech Reseach Foundation has been the leading lab in the world for dog cloning. They have produced more than 700 dogs for commercial customers, but not without some controversy. Hwang Woo-suk, one of the leading researchers at the foundation previously claimed that he and a colleague from the Seoul National University created the first cloned human embryos and extracted stem cell from them. However, the report was later discredited. In 2009, Woo-suk was also charged with research funding embezzlement as well “as illegally buying human stem cells for this research,” reported CBS News. Jacques and Remde have been documenting the whole journey over social media.