× China Science China Says it Cloned a Police Dog "To Speed Up Training"

llien

Member
Feb 1, 2017
4,166
1,484
475
Kunxun, a female of the Kunming wolfdog breed, was born on Dec. 19 last year in Beijing and arrived on March 5 for training at the Kunming Police Dog Base of the Ministry of Public Security. She was cloned from a 7-year-old female dog, known as Huahuangma, that has been in service in the city of Pu'er, Yunnan, by Sinogene, a Beijing-based biotechnology firm. The cloning is part of the ministry's research program.

Huahuangma played important roles in helping detectives with dozens of murder investigations, and was accredited the first-level merit in 2016, said Wan Jiusheng, an officer who is responsible for training Kunxun. Huahuangma's outstanding abilities as a police dog made her an eligible donor of genes, Wan said. "It takes four to five years to train a meritorious dog such as Huahuangma, and costs hundreds of thousands of yuan," he said. Police dogs serving in real tasks are not usually used for breeding. The cloning program helps researchers copy their excellent genes and reduces the time and costs needed for training, researchers familiar with the program said.

slashdot


Clearly, it's mostly about dog's exceptionally good genes, much less about "speed up training".
I think this is the first time cloning of animals is used for non-research reasons.


PS
There are more Chinas than planned in the title, but oh well:
 
Last edited:
Mar 26, 2011
1,470
671
620
All this cloning and shit (gene editing with crispr) will go crazy because states like china won't give a fuck and the rest of the world will follow.

Does anyone know any good crispr companies to invest my money in?
 
  • Like
Reactions: NutJobJim

5secondrulesucks

...at posting
May 15, 2018
2,392
1,495
350
first of all why the fuck are you taking these mother fuckers words without seeing proof

thats the thing with all you china nut huggers. they say they made a gay dolphin and you believe that shit instantly
 
  • Like
Reactions: NutJobJim

King of Foxes

Member
Jan 9, 2018
895
1,175
250
Latvia
I don't think memories are cloned, China....

Yeah but if you clone ten dogs and give them all the same training as the original im pretty sure you will end up with mostly similar skilled puppers right?

Better test this on ten Mike Tyson's and ten Mohammed Ali clones and statistically prove which would be the champ.

Spoiler alert
Its Mike
 
  • Like
Reactions: MilkyJoe
May 26, 2011
12,866
1,335
715
Cloning is what selective breeding was hundreds of years ago. Now instead of breeding out the bad genes and keeping the good genes all they gotta do is science the same genes over and over. Essentially taking the dice roll of a litter and substituting weighted die in.

Still not a fan of china
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: NutJobJim

NutJobJim

Member
Apr 15, 2007
9,499
418
980
London UK
first of all why the fuck are you taking these mother fuckers words without seeing proof

thats the thing with all you china nut huggers. they say they made a gay dolphin and you believe that shit instantly

This cracked me up :messenger_tears_of_joy:

Cloning dogs does sound pretty tame and believable though. I mean people get their pets cloned. I'm thinking about cloning my monkey Miles.
 

TheShadowLord

Member
Jan 7, 2018
2,214
905
320
It was some time last year when I read about rich people sending DNA from pets who passed away over to China to be cloned. I didn't know that was a thing until then.
Well Barbara Streisand had her dog cloned. But in Texas, not in China.
 
Similar Threads Here