Chinese researchers at Yunnan University and the biotechnology company Sinogene claim to have cloned a police dog to reduce how long it takes to train these dogs and the associated costs. No details on the technique used were given. The long-term objective is said to be “mass production” of cloned police dogs, but for the time being, the cost of cloning is an “obstacle” for these researchers.
The first cloned dog dates back to 2005, in South Korea (see Snuppy, the first cloned dog).
For further reading:
- Dog clones and “reclones” – are they in good health?
- China is building the largest commercial animal cloning centre
- Commercial dog cloning