Bay Area Biotech Company BioArts to Auction Chances to Clone a Dog; Bidding to Start at $100,000

Published: May 21, 2008

NYT -- A California company is planning a string of online auctions next month to clone five dogs, with the bidding to start at $100,000. Scientists consider dogs among the most difficult animals to clone because they have an unusual reproductive biology, more so than humans. But the company behind the auctions, BioArts International, maintains that the technology is ready, and it is calling the dog cloning project Best Friends Again. It has scheduled the auctions for June 18.

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