It seems like science fiction, but it's very real indeed: Right now, if you choose, you can clone your dearly departed dog - or cat or horse or ferret - and have a second chance at life with your beloved pet. It's complicated. It's expensive. It's maybe a little weird. But it's perfectly doable.
The basics: DNA from your deceased pet is inserted into an egg cell, which is then in-vitro fertilized and implanted into a surrogate mother animal. If all goes well, you'll have a clone of your pet within months. But will it really be the same animal? Or even close? A surprising number of case studies provide at least some of the answers. Trace Dominguez has the details in today's DNews report.
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