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Disgraced Stem Cell Researcher Turns to Dog Cloning for Cash

Genetic Crossroads
June 11th, 2008

Hwang Woo-suk

A northern California biotech start-up is about to auction off "five dog cloning service slots to the general public," with bids starting at $100,000. The company, BioArts International, is headed by the same entrepreneur who ran a failed commercial effort to sell $50,000 cloned cats. Also prominently involved is disgraced cloning scientist HwangWoo Suk, still under indictment in Korea for embezzling research funds and for violating ethics laws in the course of acquiring hundreds of eggs from women for his cloning research.

More:
Commercial dog cloning is more than just cute puppies (CGS press release)
Willy Wonka and the Cloning Factory (blog post)
Dog Cloning and Intellectual Property (blog post)
Buyers Beware: Pet Cloning Is Not for Pet Lovers (report from the Humane Society of the United States and the American Anti-Vivisection Society)


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