A woman has spent £40,000 (68,857 AUD) cloning her dead dog!
Francesa Geertsma loved her dog Osa so much. So when she passed away she explored the idea of cloning. Specialists took tissue from Osa’s ear days after her death which were thawed in 2020 for the cells to grow from the tissue. When the cells were grown specialists swapped the nucleus of a donor canine egg with frozen cells to produce an embryo and put it in a surrogate dog.
In September 2020, Francesca was delighted when she was handed three spitting images of her beloved pup. Francesca says clones Osana, Osaki and Osani were worth every penny.
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