South Korean Scientists (so, this may be entirely made up) claim to have cloned a pet dog for the first time. This was paid for by Bernann McKinney, of California, clearly a person with too much money on her hands, who paid $50,000 for five copies of his bet Booger.
“Booger was my partner and my friend,” Ms McKinney said, as she appeared with the five identical copies of her pet.
Scientists at Seoul National University created a number of embryos from preserved skin cells taken from Booger’s ear tissue before he died.
The embryos were then implanted into two surrogate mother dogs and, three months later, the puppies were born.
Among the scientists involved in the project was Professor Lee Byeong-chun, who was part of the team that created the world’s first cloned dog – Snuppy the Afghan hound – in 2005. *