Just think — since the birth of the cloned sheep Dolly in 1996, it took more than twenty years! Creating clones of animals have been transformed from fiction to reality and in the world there are a lot of biotech companies providing this unusual service. As a rule, their clients are pet lovers who want to see their Pets even after their death. One such company is the Chinese Sinogene Biotechnology, in the laboratory, which was born recently cloned kitten named Garlic. Biologists take for work quite a lot of money, but it’s worth it.
The company has already conducted successful cloning of dogs, but cats she took up only in 2018. At a recent press conference in Beijing, representatives Sinogene Biotechnology announced that they finally managed to create a clone of the cat. They did not go into details, but only said transferred cells requires playback of a cat in the body of a surrogate mother. After 66 days after transplantation, 21 July 2019, the mother gave birth to an exact copy of a pet. The kitten was given the nickname Garlic.
The first cloned cat in China
The cloning was done at the request of a man named Juan Y. According to him, his pet cat died of urinary tract disease and he wanted to favorite has always stayed with him, at least in the form of copies. Representatives Sinogene Biotechnology claim that a cloned kitten looks like like a favorite customer, and the differences are only in his character. However, in the future, the biologists want to carry the memories of the animals in cloned animals with the help of artificial intelligence. But how they will do it again, they are in no hurry to tell.
How much is a clone?
If the company will really create an accurate clone, it will clearly be a lot of customers. According to statistics, currently in China, there are about 73 million pet owners. Some of them live in a variety of parrots, spiders, and even snakes, but the vast majority prefers cats and dogs. The idea of the “resurrection” of the dead animals with the help of cloning seems very tempting — let’s discuss in our chat, would you like this service?
If Yes, then you are probably interested in the price of cloning. In the article about the possibility of creating copies of the saddest cat in the world did we mention that biotech companies are asking for the service about $ 25,000. The company Sinogene Biotechnology the cost of cloning, for unknown reasons, is much higher and depends on the animal. Thus, for cloning cats the company is asking $ 35,000, and the creation of the clone dogs — 54 000 dollars.