Is dog cloning going viral?

If you've lost a dog, you know the feeling. Who among us doesn't want their dog back?

Is dog cloning going viral?
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If you've lost a dog, you know the feeling. Who among us doesn't want their dog back?

Bring in the clones: Instagrammers are genetically replicating their pets
Cloning cats and dogs is expensive and controversial. But the humans behind petfluencer accounts say it’s worth it.

Bring in the clones: Instagrammers are genetically replicating their pets

Mine's a 100-lb. European-bred black and red German Shepherd named Mulder, friend to all but the bad guys, an overachieving retriever, and lost at age 11 to an aggressive cancer. I was 32 when he died, and felt I'd never have another dog again, if only I could keep that one.

Before I pull out my change jars for deceased-dog cloning technology, though, I remember the untold secret of pet cloning: you're buying a breeding technique, not a replacement animal.

This story of Chance the bull and his clone has stuck with me as a prominent example of the inseparability of nature and nature when it comes to behavior.

And the ethical concerns around the science of cloning pets still loom large: Inside the complicated, messy world of pet cloning

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