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LONDON, Dec 27, 2015:Will you pay nearly RM430,000 to bring your dead dog back alive? Or, at least, a carbon copy of the dog? A British couple have spent US$100,000 to do just that, using the services of a South Korean animal-cloning service. Laura Jacques, 29, and Richard Remde, 43, were grief stricken when their boxer, Dylan, died in June this year when it was eight years old. When they read of the service provided by Sooam Biotech Research Foundation, they decided to replace their pet dog, which was more like a child to them, The Guardian reported.   A boxer puppy was delivered by a surrogate dog on Boxing Day, the newspaper reported and they have named it Chance. They expect to take delivery of another cloned puppy this week and will name it Shadow. Both names are from the movie Homeward Bound.  “I had Dylan since he was a puppy. I mothered him so much, he was my baby, my child, my entire world,” said Jacques, a dog walker. Her husband specialises in restoring intricate ancient structures. The couple are animal lovers and also own seven guinea pigs, two rabbits, a hamster and a gerbil at their spacious home in Silsden, West Yorkshire, reports The Guardian.They intend to adopt the surrogate mother dogs as well. The South Korean company has produced more than 700 dogs for customers. Its technique involves implanting DNA into a “blank” dog egg that has had the nucleus removed. Read more:http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/dec/26/dylan-boxer-cloning-laura-jacques-richard-remde

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