Dog Cloning

Created by Chase Cooke

History

On April 24, 2005, Lee Byeong-Cheon cloned the first dog, otherwise known as Snuppy. He achieved this by using vivo oocytes and brute force. His test were proven effective when he received blood samples from Snuppy, from the Afghan hound that provided the somatic cell, and from the mother. The whole process was done to see the environmental and genetic contributions to behavior associated with different canines and to diversity. This project was done in Seoul Korea.

Reasons Why

Dogs have always been around because of their partnership with humans. One reason for cloning is so you can get another dog very similar to the first. This is so if the first one dies you still have the other. More importantly though is there use in the military. The military uses certain bloodhounds to hunt and alarm them and farmers use them to herd. If we never cloned dogs, it would make everything more difficult than it needs to be. Another reason for cloning is the research. Using the research from cloning, they are working on human cells and are taking cloning and using it to study for other problems

Types of biotechnology and future

Dogs fall under the category of crop and animal breeding. Although this process was very inefficient, it helped provide detail on how to clone. Now using the research from Snuppy, they are working on human cells and are taking cloning and using it to study cancers and other diseases.