When Animals Are Gone but Not Forgotten
Anyone who has owned a pet is familiar with the feelings of loss once a pet has passed on. World Animal Remembrance Month, celebrated in September, has been designated to remember all the good times with our companion animals.
When Dolly the sheep won worldwide renown in 1996 as the first cloned animal, few may have considered the possibility of cloning a family pet. But for the hearty some of a hundred thousand dollars or two, a clone of a beloved pet is exactly what families can get. Sooam Biotech is already using DNA to clone companion, pet, and police dogs in its South Korean Laboratory. But it’s a buyer-beware business; just because your pet may look the same, there is no guarantee that it will have the same personality or temperament.
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