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Dog cloning to arrive in Britain

| | October 24, 2013
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One British owner will be offered a genetic replica of their dog for free as part of the UK launch of the service, which usually costs £63,000.

But scientists warned that owners hoping to create a “carbon copy” of their favourite pet may be disappointed because, like identical twins, the clone will not be a perfect replica of the first.

Although they will share the same genetic code, differing conditions in the womb and the environment they are exposed to after birth will significantly change some characteristics, including aspects of the dog’s appearance and behaviour.

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