(AP) — An aging dog named Missy walks with a limp and her time is winding down, but the unassuming pooch is at the forefront of research that could see her become the first cloned pet.
A small San Francisco Bay area company called Genetic Savings & Clone, Inc. is behind the effort to clone Missy and build a business on doing the same for other pet owners.
The company has partnered with scientists at Texas A&M University, where the first cattle were cloned.
Making a perfect copy of Fido won’t be cheap. The procedure could cost $100,000 per animal at first and drop to $20,000 as technology improves.