Re-creating Booger: WFFOT

A South Korean company says it has taken its first order for the cloning of a pet dog.A woman from the United States wants her dead pit bull terrier – called Booger – re-created.RNL Bio is charging the woman, from California, $150,000 to clone the pit bull using tissue extracted from its ear before it died.

The work will be carried out by a team from Seoul National University, where the first dog was cloned in 2005. source

Progress in the science of cloning, while flying under the radar, continues overseas, while the ethics of cloning are largely ignored.  It’s time to have a public discussion.

This is the World Famous Friday Open Thread, A Free Speech Zone.

WFFOT: Cloned from tissue extracted from previous WFFOT threads

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What in the world?

On Feb. 8, a woman shot two students to death before killing herself at Louisiana Technical College in Baton Rouge. In Memphis, Tenn., a 17-year-old shot and critically wounded a student Monday during a gym class. In Oxnard, CA, the 15-year-old victim of a shooting at a junior high school has been declared brain dead.

In the 4th incident in a week, a man walked into an auditorium-style classroom at Northern Illinois University and began shooting. He was armed with a shotgun and a handgun.

Five students were murdered, and fifteen were wounded.

The killer turned the gun on himself, his name has not been released.

Caryn Rousseau and Deana Bellandi of AP have more

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