A police force in China is getting ready to deploy its latest tool in the fight against crime; a cloned police dog.
The puppy, a
The genetic material used to create
In 2016, this dedicated and hard-working police dog was given the first-class meritorious dog awards by China’s Ministry of Public Security.
Sinogene hopes that the cloning of Huahuangma’s “excellent genes” can protect the breed and be “passed down from generation to generation.”
The company is conducting the project along with Yunnan Agricultural University and the Ministry of Public Security, according to Chinese state media.
In September 2018, scientists began cultivating Huahuangma’s cells from a few millimetres of skin samples.
The contents of the somatic cell were then implanted into an egg cell that had its nucleus removed.
This embryo was then transferred to a surrogate beagle.
On March 5, 3-month-old Kunxun flew to the Kunming Police Dog Base in China’s Yunnan province to begin the intensive training required to become a police dog
She is showing “a better potential” than non-cloned
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