Cloned Pets For $150,000
Peter Onruang, a Hollywood businessman, suffered the loss when his two favorite dogs died. But, he has a plan to see them again.
Peter Onruang with pets)
Peter Onruang says "Wolfie," a terrier-schnauzer mix, was more than just a pet to him.
Wolfie died two years ago, at age 15. But long before she and her sister, "Bubble," passed away, Onruang had plans to bring them back to life.
"I buried them at home," Onruang tells KTLA, "So, you know, I visit them. And when I'm there, I say, 'Hi, I'm making a new body for you.'"
Onruang found a South Korean biotechnology company called RNL Bio, a company that can and will clone animals.
Onruang saved his dogs' stem cells...
Science fiction writers recall a very early description of the idea of cloning in Aldous Huxley's 1932 novel
Brave New World; see this excerpt about Bokanovsky's Process.
More recently, sf fans saw the movie
The Sixth Day, in which enterprising businesses let you bring your favorite pets back to life. In this short excerpt, Arnold the Governator is urged to avoid RePet.
(Peter Onruang with originals)
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