A Chinese businessman dug up his dead cat hours after it passed away to get it cloned for thousands of dollars.
Huang Yu, a 23-year-old businessman from China, had second thoughts when he heard about a Beijing-based animal cloning company called Sinogene, according to Shanghaiist.
Kunxun, a female puppy who was bred using the DNA of an award-winning police dog, started her training at the Kunming Police Dog Base in Yunnan, China.
Kunxun, a 2-month-old Kunming wolfdog breed described as the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ of police dogs, was born after scientists took DNA samples from a 7-year-old female dog named Huahuangma, according to the South China Morning Post.
Juice – or Guozhi in Mandarin – who is regarded as one of the most famous dogs in showbusiness after starring in several movies and television productions, was just cloned by his owner.
Beijing-based animal trainer, and Juice’s owner, He Jun, wanted his dog to live on despite its growing age. He found the solution to this problem was to clone the mutt with the help of Sinogene, China’s first ever biotech company, according to Reuters.
Chinese researchers have cloned two monkeys which are reportedly intended to be used in their research into diseases affecting humans.
Using the same revolutionary technique that gave birth to Dolly the sheep, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Neuroscience were able to produce identical long-tailed macaques Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua — eight and six weeks ago, respectively — at a laboratory in China.
Prompted by a shortage of beef, China is planning to build the largest animal cloning factory in the world.
With an investment of 200 million yuan ($31.3 million), the factory, set to be built in Tianjin, is being developed by biotechnology firm BoyaLife and South Korea’s Sooam Biotech, along with the Tianjin International Joint Academy of Biotechnology and Medicine, the Sooam Biotech Research Foundation of South Korea, and the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area, according to China Daily.