Sunday, February 17, 2008

That Was Real Good ... Gimme Another

A South Korean company says it has taken its first order for the cloning of a pet dog. A woman from the United States wants her dead pitbull terrier - called Booger - re-created. RNL Bio is charging the woman $150,000 ... this is the first time a dog will have been cloned commercially.

Using the phrase "one-of-a-kind" will henceforth be punishable by up to 15 years in prison. And following up on the previous entry regarding scientific fraud, this story goes on to say ...

The work will be carried out by a team from Seoul National University, where the first dog was cloned in 2005. The university's team is led by Professor Lee Byeong-chun, who was previously in a team headed by the disgraced stem cell scientist, Hwang Woo-suk. Mr Hwang's results on cloning human stem cells, initially hailed as a breakthrough, were found to have been falsified and he is now on trial charged with embezzlement and fake research.

What we need now is a slogan. Something like ...
"Cloning, Yay. Extinction, Nay."


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