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 Posted: Thu Jan 29th, 2009 11:37 pm
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MIAMI — A Boca Raton couple got a new dog, and it's just like their old dog. Not just the same breed and gender, but the same DNA. Nina and Edgar Otto picked up their cloned yellow lab puppy at the Miami International Airport Monday night. Lancelot Encore was cloned from the DNA of the Ottos' late dog Lancelot, which died of cancer in January 2008.


Guessing that pet cloning would one day be possible, the Ottos had DNA samples of their dog frozen five years ago.

 
The Ottos paid $155,000 in a San Francisco biotech firm's dog-cloning auction last July. BioArts International created Lancelot Encore in South Korea, where he was born 10 weeks ago. The Ottos say he's the first single-birth, commercially cloned puppy in the United States.

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 Posted: Fri Jan 30th, 2009 12:38 am
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Tens of thousands of perfectly healthy and loving dogs killed every year in this country and these assholes drop 155 large to clone a dog with a cancer gene. Hopefully the dog is a mental defective and tears their larnyx's out.



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I have a real problem with people even paying for ANY dog, when there's tons of them in shelters that need adopting...so there's really no way for me to even express my distaste for these people and this...I love my maltese, but when he's gone, I don't want a clone of him, I'll go to the humane society or shelter..



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 Posted: Fri Jan 30th, 2009 01:57 am
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maybe the couple loved their old pup so much,  that they wanted to relive that experience again ?



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 Posted: Fri Jan 30th, 2009 04:29 am
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WongLee wrote: Tens of thousands of perfectly healthy and loving dogs killed every year in this country and these assholes drop 155 large to clone a dog with a cancer gene. Hopefully the dog is a mental defective and tears their larnyx's out.
Outstanding!



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WongLee wrote: Tens of thousands of perfectly healthy and loving dogs killed every year in this country and these assholes drop 155 large to clone a dog with a cancer gene. Hopefully the dog is a mental defective and tears their larnyx's out.
Nicely put, especially the larynx part.

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