A South Korean biotechnology company, RNL Bio, says it has begun commercial dog cloning, the donga.com news portal reported. The company received its...

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A South Korean biotechnology company, RNL Bio, says it has begun commercial dog cloning, the donga.com news portal reported.

The company received its first order from a California woman identified as Bernann McKunney, who is ready to pay $150,000 to clone her pet pit bull terrier, Booger, who saved her life when another dog attacked her and ripped off her arm.

To clone the dog, scientists will use frozen cells, taken from the dead dog’s ear tissue. The cells will later be impregnated into eight females, with a success rate of one in four dogs producing puppies, the company said.