Many people love having pets, but the worse part is having to watch them die. With today’s increasing technological discoveries, that may no longer be a problem. Sinogene, China’s first biotech company to provide pet cloning, allows you to duplicate your beloved furry friend for around 380,000 yuan ($55,065 US). One example of Sinogene’s pet cloning services can be seen in the above picture. The dog on the right is Juice, a nine-year-old stray that was taken off of the streets by a man named He Jun. Juice is very popular in China for his appearances in many Chinese films and television shows.
Cloning is a very controversial topic in today’s society. Although China has a multitude of laws surrounding animals used in laboratory research, there are none for animal cloning. In Juice’s case, skin samples were collected from the dog’s abdomen. Shortly thereafter, Sinogene isolated DNA from the skin samples and was able to fertilize an egg with the DNA. The fertilized egg is then inserted into the surrogate mother’s uterus.
The appropriately named “Little Juice” was born in mid- September and spent his first month with his surrogate mother. Mi Jidong, Sinogene’s CEO told Reuters” The company’s pet cloning business is in its initial stage, but he plans to expand services to eventually include gene editing.”
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Cheyann is a reporter at GoldenGOAT Articles that specializes in lifestyle, innovation, environment and the health care industry. After graduating high school with high honors in science and mathematics, she went on to college to specialize in biomedical engineering.