The chinese military have successfully cloned a police dog from a retiring dog already in the force. Huahuangma a 7 year old German Shepherd wolf hybrid was known to many in the force as the "Sherlock Holmes of police dogs". Throughout her career she has xent many bad guys behind bars and served them justice. Genetic researchers in Beijing were tasked with making a replica of Huahuangma and her legendary nose and capabilities. They successfully cloned a dog named 3-month-old Kunxun. He has begun training after arriving at a police base in Kunming, Southwest China’s Yunnan Province earlier this month. Dna tests show both of the dos share 99.9% of the same DNA so the chinese government can only hope Kunxun will fill those big shoes Huahuangma has left behind.
I knew cloning of animals was a thing, but I wonder how much personality the clone will retain of the original. This should be an interesting story to follow and to see if this dog is just as good original!ReplyDelete