Pet cloning: not all it’s cracked up to be?

It’s crossed all of our minds.  What if you could replicate that absolutely perfect pet you had as a kid?  That animal who still lives in your heart, many years later; the one to whom you unwittingly compare every subsequent pet.  For a little while, it looked like science was coming close.  But now…

“Nearly a decade ago, scientists at Texas A&M University announced the birth of CC, the world’s first cloned cat. CC, as in Copy Cat, has the same DNA blueprint as her genetic mother, Rainbow. So, like identical twins they share the same genetic code. That means everything’s the same-their looks, their mannerisms, their…. But wait.”

CC and Rainbow have completely different personalities, and they don’t even look alike!  Huh?

Click here to read the full article from Dr. Sophia Yin’s excellent behavior blog.

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