Scientists in South Korea have produced the first dog clones, they report in Nature magazine this week. One of the puppies died soon after birth but the other, an Afghan hound named Snuppy, is still doing well after 16 weeks, the researchers say.
Snuppy joins a host of other cloned animals including Dolly the sheep, CC the cat and Ralph the rat.Scientists hope dog clones will help them understand and treat a range of serious human diseases.
Yes, sure. Any bets how long it will take until there is a human clone? 5 years?