SHANNON DILLER CLONES
Media mogul Barry Diller, the chairman of IAC, and his wife, designer
Diane von Furstenberg have cloned their famous Jack Russell terrier--Shannon.
They are now the proud owners of cloned pups, Deena and Evita.
Cloning dogs costs up to $100,000 and is done by a Korean firm
that implants DNA into a dog egg. A rep for Diller confirmed the
preserves DNA by culturing and cryopreserving viable cells from
exceptional pets and horses. The cryopreserved cells can be used
to clone these special animals, perpetually preserve their bloodlines
and for medical diagnosis and treatment.
Genetic preservation is a four step process that takes approximately
three weeks to complete. It begins with your veterinarian harvesting
and then sending small tissue samples to the PERPETUATE
laboratory. Cells containing DNA are grown from your pet or horse's
tissue samples and then cryopreserved and stored in PERPETUATE
is the world's first and foremost animal genetic preservation company.
Cell lines from pets and horses in more than 30 countries have been
developed by PERPETUATE.
More pets have been cloned from our cells than from any other company.
INC has been owned and managed by one of the founders-Mr. Ron Gillespie-since
combines Mr. Gillespie's extensive experience in animal production
and genetics with Dr. Raymond Page's innovative biotechnology experience.
Dr. Page is a prominent bioengineering scientist and professor who
with PPL Therapeutics cloned the first pigs in 2000. Dr. Page with
the assistance of Dr. Denis Kole and other biotech staff operate
laboratory in Worcester, Massachusetts.
When you're ready to preserve your dog, cat or horse's genetics
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