In 2018, the Chinese company SinogeneBiotechnology has cloned a 7-year-old dog Huahuanma, who years ago received an award from the Ministry of Public Security of the People's Republic of China for its contribution to the disclosure of murders. Her clone, nicknamed Kunxun, is expected to become just as valuable an “employee,” thanks to her inheritance and sensitivity. At the moment, a puppy with a 99% similar DNA set is only two months old, but the police have already begun to train her. She is already showing good results.
Cloning was done in Beijing - researchersthe genetic material of Huahuanma was extracted, and after fertilization, the embryo was transferred to the surrogate mother’s body. She made a beagle breed dog, as it is their company that uses for their laboratory tests. The cost of the cloning process is not reported, but training a copied dog costs the police $ 75,000 and takes 4-5 years.
According to police officers, Kunxun is goodI settled into my workplace, absolutely not afraid of the dark and unfamiliar objects. Already at the initial stage it was noticed that she successfully inherited a good scent - the dog easily finds hidden objects. About the main skills of the dog will be known after six months - she goes to the "university", where he learns to look for drugs, weapons and other evidence.
Huahuangma dog is extremely intelligent, and in 2016helped find the killer with the key of his hotel room. According to police, this dog is “one in a thousand.” That is why when selecting a cloning dog the choice fell on her. Researchers recognize that the massive cloning of smart and strong dogs is still early. Nevertheless, they hope that after 10 years it will become commonplace.
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