RNL Bio, a company based in Seoul, South Korea, is offering to clone pet dogs in cooperation with the scientists who created the world’s first cloned canine.
The company has already received its first order from an American woman who wants a clone of her dead pit bull.
Bernann McKunney of California, provided RNL Bio with ear tissue from her dog. She had the tissue taken and preserved at a U.S. biotech company before the dog died a year-and-a-half ago.
A company spokeswoman said the chances of successfully creating a clone are about 25 percent, but scientists will continue to work on it until they are successful.
The company charges $150,000 for the clones and the clients pay after they have received their new pet. RNL said that hundreds of other dog owners have expressed interest in cloning their pet.
“Canines die faster than humans,” an RNL salesman said, “but now, people can have the same dog for their whole lives.”
Source: CBS News