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South Korean Team Clones Dogs

spellraiser (764337) writes | more than 7 years ago

Biotech

spellraiser (764337) writes "Reuters reports that a team at Seoul National University has produced three cloned copies of a female Afghan hound. This is the same team that produced Snuppy, the world's first cloned dog last year, also an Afghan hound. However, Hwang Woo-suk, who was the leader of the team back then, has since resigned in disgrace, after it was discovered that the team had fabricated data in two papers on human embryonic stem cells. The team is now headed by Lee Byung-chun.

From the article:

Lee said his team had used the same technology as before under Hwang but had made it more efficient. Hwang has said that he chose Afghan hounds because of their striking looks.

A total of 1,095 reconstructed embryos were transferred into 123 surrogates to create two living puppies last year — Snuppy and another dog that died after 22 days from pneumonia.

This time, 167 reconstructed embryos were transferred into 12 surrogate mothers to produce the three living clones, Lee said.
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