Thursday, August 12, 2004 at 11:51:27 AM by Edward Knittel
Genetic Savings and Clone, whose headquarter is in Sausalition, California announced last Thursday that the company is ready to start filling orders for cloned pets. You may recall hearing about the them three years ago when CEO Lou Hawthorne and company announced that they had cloned the world's first cat. This more recent announcement comes after Bengal kittens Tabouli and Baba Ganoush were born 9 weeks ago - becoming the second and third cat clones.
Five customers are paying $50,000 each for a clone of their own cats, which the company expects to have available by December. The company also said it has several hundred clients paying $150 a year plus an initial $900 to preserve tissue from living pets for future cloning. The first cloned cat_a calico named CC for Carbon Copy_cost the company $200,000 to produce.
"But when can we expect to see cloned canines?" you ask.
Cloning dogs presents more of a challenge, but Genetic Savings now hopes to produce a dog clone this year.
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