Hey if you’ve seen the 6th day with Arnold, your gonna love this:
Los Angeles Times; Lisa Johnson’s cat was run over by a car. She buried it. Three days later after hearing about Richard Denniston and his efforts to clone a cat; She dug up her cat and took it to the vet. The vet removed some skin and sent it to Denniston, who induced the cells to multiply.
While no one has cloned a cat, three top-notch U.S. teams are racing for what is the next big trophy in the burgeoning field of cloning. Experts say the first one could be born this year, with the first cloned dog probably coming later.
Even before the first copied cat arrives, companies connected to each research team are running a test of what happens when cloning is offered as a consumer product.
In the four years since Dolly’s (the famous cloned sheep) birth, several companies have made a business of cloning cows for farmers, who want to copy the genes of their most productive animals to boost milk and meat yields. (hmmmmmm, so what exactly is in Grow!?)
Now cloning is on the verge of moving from the farm to the living room, and the ramifications could be large. If companies such as Denniston’s Lazaron BioTechnnologies LLC make people more comfortable with cloning they may also pave the way for its use in creating children.
“This will be a test bed for human cloning,” said Ronald M. Green, a Dartmouth College ethics professor. If proved safe in pets, “it will accustom us to cloning as a form of reproduction.”