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Cloned dog

August 8th, 2005, 08:09 PM
I came across this while I was looking at my msn home page.

August 8th, 2005, 09:15 PM
I liked the Jay Leno joke about it... Something along the lines of: they cloned a dog. What a RELIEF!! Now we can remove dogs from the endangered species list. :)

August 8th, 2005, 09:44 PM
I had no idea that dogs were an endangered species...Wow you learn something new everyday huh. ;)

August 9th, 2005, 06:50 AM
The team collected mature eggs, removed its genetic material and replaced it with a nucleus from the ear skin of an Afghan hound.

The researchers said they aim to produce cloned dogs to study human and animal diseases, as well as the genetic differences between breeds.

First, they'll need to improve the efficiency of the technique. Of 123 embryo transfers, only two puppies were produced, they reported in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature.

May they never perfect the technique. :sad:

August 9th, 2005, 03:22 PM
It wasn't just the technique- didn't a few of the pups die really quickly?

August 10th, 2005, 06:33 AM
It saddens me to think of all tje dogs used in the reesearch prior to this. Lost lives, sighhhhhhhh!!