After the death of his cat, ‘Garlic’, was Huang Yu, a 22-year-old Chinese businessman, could not be comforted. He put his best friend in a park, on my way home from voice, an article about the cloning of a pet’s head. Three Google searches later it was You with a different way back to the park. He joined the animals, took DNA samples and put the cat in the freezer compartment of the refrigerator .

“In my heart, Garlic is indispensable,” says Yu, of The New York Times. “Garlic has not been able to reproduce it, so I decided to make him a clone.” That is, on the 21st of July of this year, it happened. Garlic 2 Garlic a gray-and-white British shorthair cat, the good one.

the , according to Chinese state media for the first time a cat has been cloned on the Chinese territory. Sinogene, the company that has Garlic for 2 created is, in his own words, ‘the world’s leader in the cloning of pets.

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The method by which Sinogene used consists of a nucleus of the clone animal into an emptied egg cell in the plant. As soon as the cell is started, the cluster of cells implanted into a surrogate mother. Those who are planning: to the site of the Sinogene is step-by-step explanation of how a DNA-sample has to take it. In the best-case scenario, you leave with a vet for the death of the animal, and a biopsy run. Genetic material is stored in a database. If your pet dies before a sample could be taken, it is suggested that in order for the body to be frozen or in the fridge for you to keep up with a Sinogene-worker to pass out. To fit your dog in the hotel, all you need is just a good thing to remove it, and that’s cold to keep up. Cost? 31.500 euros.

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the Singer is Barbara Streisand said last year that the two dogs are clones, but, to date, the commercial cloning of pets, both in Europe and the US has not really taken off. In China, it is possible to be different. With the rising affluence in China and have no pets and there is a high profile role. They are represented in China, with a market of over 2 billion euros in economic activity per year. Mi Jidong, chief executive officer of the Sinogene, told The New York Times that the company has more than four dogs, has been cloned. That is, with a 47.900 of the euro is more expensive than a house cat.


The cloning of a pet brings with it a mountain of ethical problems with it. On the one hand, there is the well-being of the kattendraagmoeders. For the Garlic for 2 researchers from the Sinogene 40 zygoten ( stage between “a clump of cells” and a human embryo, ed. ) will be created. A total of forty-zygoten resulted in three pregnancies. Only one of them had to be viable and lead to Garlic of 2. Also, the bio-ethicists that the cloning of pets is totally wasted, because a family pet is much more than just a collection of genetic data. In addition, the technology is not perfect. Garlic, 2 is a genetically identical Garlic of 1, but it still has the Garlic 2 to a few sites less and less. Sinogene does not warrant that any of the cloned animals have a similar appearance. The small differences in eye color and color of fur can be caused by genetic mutations. “I would be lying should I say that I am not disappointed,” says Yu, still on The New York Times. “You know, I’m willing to accept that the science is currently at the limits of the possible and pronounced.”

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