S Korea unveils first dog clone

From BBC News:

Dogs One of the puppies died soon after birth but the other, an Afghan hound named Snuppy, is still doing well after 16 weeks, the researchers say. Snuppy joins a host of other cloned animals including Dolly the sheep, CC the cat and Ralph the rat. Scientists hope dog clones will help them understand and treat a range of serious human diseases. “The dog has characteristics similar to human beings,” lead researcher Woo Suk Hwang of Seoul National University, South Korea, told the BBC. “Some of their diseases are almost the same as human diseases. “So [dog clones] could be very valuable in finding technologies useful for curing human diseases. This is our main research call.” 

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