In a recent interview with Variety magazine, the famous American film actress and singer Barbra Streisand reported on the cloning of her favorite dog, the cat-de-tulear breed, named Samantha, who died last year. As a result of the procedure there were puppies-twins Miss Scarlett and Miss Violet. The starting material for the cloning of steel was the cells from the mouth and stomach, extracted from Samantha during life.
Example B. Streisand is certainly contagious, but should it be followed? Here are just a few factors that need to be considered, if you still decide to clone your pet.
First, it's not cheap. The movie star does not mention the company to which she entrusted cloning, but all the known options are quite expensive. So, in the South Korean laboratory Sooam Biotech this procedure will cost $ 100,000, and the American company ViaGen Pets will do the same for half the amount.
Secondly, there is no guarantee of a successful outcome. Alas, but even so large financial costs do not guarantee 100% success. According to the research fund Sooam Biotech, the life expectancy of cloned dogs is only one third of the usual. Often they are used as experimental animals.
And, finally, thirdly, the cloned dog will not be an exact copy of its “parent”. As you know, even twin twins are different from each other. So, My Friend Again, an animal cloning company, reported on its website: “If the new clone grows in the same environment as the” original “, it will look like it.” Like that, it looks like, but no more.
If even after all that has been said, the desire to clone your pet remains, then you should prepare for this in advance: a sample of tissue for cloning – an eight-millimeter piece of skin from the abdomen – it is better to take a still live dog. There are more problems with the dead dog. The body should be wrapped with a damp towel, then placed in the refrigerator before the veterinarian arrives.
And the last thing. Annually only in the USA in special shelters euthanasia is subjected to up to 1.5 million homeless animals. So is not it better to take the dog there, though not thoroughbred, but real?js.src = “&version=v2.8”; 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));