Thursday, December 29, 2005

Is South Korean scientist responsible for producing world's first cloned dog?

Did South Korean scientist, Hwang Woo-Suk, really successfully clone a dog? A South Korean investigation panel is still looking into the works of the disgraced scientist, but is unable to reach a conclusion on whether his team did produce the clone.

Snuppy, an Afghan Hound puppy, is claimed by Hwang to be the world's first cloned dog. Dogs are known to be notoriously difficult to clone because of their reproductive cycle. Based on blood tests conducted in a DNA testing lab in Seoul, it was confirmed that Snuppy is indeed an actual clone.

Snuppy, short for Seoul National University puppy, was born on April 24. It was carried to full-term in a yellow Labrador surrogate mother. The pregnancy was normal.

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