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Profits From Precious Pets

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Science  09 Jun 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5472, pp. 1726
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5472.1726

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In 1998, an anonymous millionaire, hoping to clone his pet dog Missy, awarded a Texas A&M University animal scientist $2.3 million to develop the necessary techniques. Now several companies are cashing in on the boom in frozen-tissue storage of pets for future cloning.