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YOUR THOUGHTS? : 9/11 canine hero to be cloned: California lab

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banned8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
WASHINGTON (AFP) - A dog that sniffed out survivors from under the rubble of New York's World Trade Center after the 2001 terror strikes is to be cloned, the California-based firm conducting the procedure said.


Trakr, a German shepherd who lives with his owner James Symington in Los Angeles, was picked by BioArts International as the most "clone-worthy" canine in a competition offering an owner a free chance to replicate their pet.

Symington said he and Trakr were among the first search and rescue teams to arrive at Ground Zero after the September 11 attacks, and were responsible for locating the last human survivor under about 30 feet (nine meters) of debris.

Now aged 15, the dog no longer has use of his back legs due to a degenerative neurological disorder. According to BioArts, experts believe the condition may be linked to exposure to toxic smoke at the World Trade Center site.

"Trakr means the world to me," Symington said. "To know that part of him is going to live on is just beyond words. It's the greatest gift I've ever received."

In the next month, BioArts said it would transport a sample of Trakr's DNA to the South Korean lab of its partner, the Sooam Biotech Research Foundation, and the clone could be ready by the end of this year.





What are your thoughts on this?
Personally I think the ability to clone, as long as it is controlled 100%, is a good thing
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banned8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Come again.
#2
Fair play, its going to happen eventually one way or another so why not? Its paving the way for medical futures, the dog seems to have a good genetical makeup. No matter how much people protest against cloning its not going to stop it, if the relative of a protester had a terminal illness that could only be cured by an offshoot of cloning would they be against them having the procedure carried out so the could live another 40 years in good health?

Cloning has been going on for years in America just look at the white house, the prseidents are all a clone of each other, they just hide the cloning with good prostetic masks, they even sent one over here and called him Tony! The thing what went wrong though is they failed to clone the brain due to lack of knowledge in micro surgery so they had to share the solitary cell between them all.
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harlzter;2436662
Fair play, its going to happen eventually one way or another so why not? Its paving the way for medical futures, the dog seems to have a good genetical makeup. No matter how much people protest against cloning its not going to stop it, if the relative of a protester had a terminal illness that could only be cured by an offshoot of cloning would they be against them having the procedure carried out so the could live another 40 years in good health?

Cloning has been going on for years in America just look at the white house, the prseidents are all a clone of each other, they just hide the cloning with good prostetic masks, they even sent one over here and called him Tony! The thing what went wrong though is they failed to clone the brain due to lack of knowledge in micro surgery so they had to share the solitary cell between them all.

Exactly my thoughts on your first paragraph....

However I disagree with the 2nd one! Think you'll find all americans share that 1 cell :thumbsup:
#4
Reminds me of that awful Arnie film 'The 6th Day' - there was a franchise called 'Re-Pet' in the story, which cloned beloved pets.
banned#5
I care not... I'm not in any rush to have my pet cloned (would never do that) nor am I in a rush to chain myself to a gate or rest in front of a truck to protest cloning.
#6
it's a dog eat dog world out there, survival of the fittest (including clones).
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:Ct6sFgEBZ1vBkM:http://www.tv-intros.com/d/dog%2520eat%2520dog.jpg
#7
I think it's a pretty sick example of man playing God. As an aspiring megalomaniac, this can only be a good thing.
#8
dxx
I think it's a pretty sick example of man playing God. As an aspiring megalomaniac, this can only be a good thing.


You can only play God if you believe in God, otherwise its just a scientific advancement, no more.
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Hang on, the dog is going to be cloned in South Korea, what are the chances of it getting back to the States without being eaten?!
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robtallica
Reminds me of that awful Arnie film 'The 6th Day' - there was a franchise called 'Re-Pet' in the story, which cloned beloved pets.
yeh thats what i was thinking

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