Snuppy, The First Dog Clone

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South Korean researchers have succeeded in creating the first dog clone. Snuppy (short for Seoul National University Puppy) is a clone of a 3 year old Afghan hound. Snuppy joins the growing menagerie of cloned critters including cats, mules, cows, and mice.

Cloning can also be used to create stem cells that could be grown into tissues that would be perfect transplants. Bernard Siegel, head of the Genetics Policy Institute, notes:

This announcement provides further evidence that Korean scientists are far ahead of American researchers in these technologies.

President Bush and Senator Brownback support a bill which would send researchers and patients to prison who seek cures using therapeutic cloning of stem cells. Should dog cloning ultimately advance therapeutic cloning , we could have the PARADOX of curing our beloved pets while we humans are denied those cures.

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  1. “South Korean researchers have succeeded in creating the first dog clone.”

    Is it wrong to ask how the cloned dog tasted?

  2. Just to keep things orderly, here’s a cloned response to a cloned report about cloning.

  3. “President Bush and Senator Brownback support a bill which would send researchers and patients to prison who seek cures using therapeutic cloning of stem cells.”

    Which bill is this?

    nmg

  4. Wow, even the article was cloned was cloned was cloned …

  5. I think the double thread was actually appropriate here.

  6. I think the double thread was actually appropriate here.

  7. So if I’m dying and go to Korea for the cure, I can go to prison as soon as I return? Ah, yes, the “culture of life.”

  8. Will Snuppy be spayed?

  9. I imagine they’d ban it here but if you can afford a trip to Korea, Sweden, maybe Canada, whatever, you might be able to get treatment. Sort of like abortion. It will just be banned for the little people who can’t jetset. After all, Rush is probably going to need a new liver, Rove will need a new colon, etc.

  10. No, snuppy will be fileted.

  11. I anxiously await the Puppy Pope’s statement on puppy clones.

  12. In other news, United Feature Syndicate filed a lawsuit against Seoul National University today…

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