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Pet Cloning - leucetios - 08-06-2004

Quote:In a Pacific Heights mansion owned by an eccentric millionaire, two cloned kittens stalked each other and pounced in a tangle of paws and whiskers Thursday.

From their bright blue eyes to their black-ringed tails, Tabouli and Baba Ganoush appear identical, both to each other and to their genetic "donor mom," a year-old Bengal cat named Tahini.

The 8-week-old kittens are the second and third cat clones in the world. They were produced by Genetic Savings and Clone, a Sausalito firm that wants to make a commercial business of pet cloning. Its backer, John Sterling, the octogenarian founder of the University of Phoenix and owner of the Pacific Heights mansion, has poured more than $10 million into the endeavor, which could cost an additional $5 million before it turns a profit.

The company has five customers paying $50,000 each to clone their cats. It is now ready to start filling orders and expects to have cloned cats for its customers weaned by December.

Tabouli and Baba Ganoush prove that "all pieces of the puzzle are now in place on the cat side," said Lou Hawthorne, Genetic Savings CEO.

The kittens were cloned from a cat owned by Hawthorne's 4-year-old son. Hawthorne plans to adopt one himself and give the other one to his sister, but they will also go on tour. The company hopes to show them off at the huge Cat Fanciers Association show at Madison Square Garden in New York in October, and at the American Veterinary Association convention in July, and at smaller venues in between.

According to Genetic Savings, the two clones, born to separate surrogate mothers on June 10 and 12, are healthy and normal with none of the health problems common to some clones, such as organ malformation.

"How can I avoid saying it? They're frisky," said Ben Carlson, vice president of communications.

But critics say even though the kittens may appear normal, they could have hidden defects.

Full, long article here

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Would you clone your pet? What do you think of this cloning thing?


Pet Cloning - mad_hatter - 08-06-2004

I don't normally post lyrics. I leave that shit for Ty, but I had to do this for banana:

Quote:Isn't it strange
Feels like I'm lookin' in the mirror
What would people say
If only they knew that I was

Part of some geneticist's plan (plan-plan-plan)
Born to be a carbon copy man (man-man-man)
There in a petri dish late one night
They took a donor's body cell and fertilized a human egg and so I say

I think I'm a clone now
There's always two of me just a-hangin' around
I think I'm a clone now
'Cause every chromosome is a hand-me-down

Look at the way
We go out walking close together
I guess you could say
I'm really beside myself

I still remember how it began (gan-gan-gan)
They produced a carbon copy man (man-man-man)
Born in a science lab late one night
Without a mother or a father, just a test tube and a womb with a view

I think I'm a clone now (a clone now)
There's always two of me just a-hangin' around
I think I'm a clone now (a clone now)
'Cause every chromosome is a hand-me-down

I think I'm a clone now (a clone now)
And I can stay at home while I'm out of town
I think I'm a clone now (a clone now)
'Cause every pair of genes is a hand-me-down

Signing autographs for my fans
Come and meet the carbon copy man
Livin' in stereo, it's all right
Well I can be my own best friend and I can send myself for pizza so I say

I think I'm a clone now
Another one of me's always hangin' around
I think I'm a clone now
'Cause every chromosome is a hand-me-down

I think I'm a clone now (a clone now)
I've been on Oprah Winfrey - I'm world renowned
I think I'm a clone now (a clone now)
And every pair of genes is a hand-me-down

I think I'm a clone now (a clone now)
That's my genetic twin always hangin' around
I think I'm a clone now (a clone now)
'Cause every chromosome is a hand-me-down

I think I'm a clone now (a clone now)




Pet Cloning - Banana - 08-06-2004

For those who don't know the story.....they are going to think we're botth crazy! Thanks a lot MadHatter :lol:


Pet Cloning - mad_hatter - 08-06-2004

I'm am so not crazy Confused

but I can't speak for the person who thinks she is a banana


Pet Cloning - Banana - 08-06-2004

Quote:Originally posted by mad_hatter@Aug 6 2004, 11:54 AM
I'm am so not crazy Confused 

but I can't speak for the person who thinks she is a banana
I'm a clone of a banana. :ph34r:


Pet Cloning - mad_hatter - 08-06-2004

riiiiiiiiight.

**grabs the special white jacket with the buttons in the back for banana**


Pet Cloning - leucetios - 08-06-2004

what is is with the cheesy songs today?

also, way to hi-jack the thread :fuck:


Pet Cloning - mad_hatter - 08-06-2004

You're just jealous cause I have banana all tied up