Company Offers Commercial Cloning

A San Francisco, Calif., company announced in late July its intention to clone one individual's horse for profit, at a cost of $367,593 for implanting clone embryos into 100 mares plus additional patent royalties based on the number of clones that are produced and their value. The announcement marks the first U.S. commercial cloning venture devoted just to horses. No one committed by the Aug. 15 deadline to have a horse cloned for resulting birth(s) in 2006, and the company has announced that it has three open spots for next year (births in 2007).

The process will be undertaken by the University of Idaho and Utah State University team that successfully cloned three mules born in 2003. The team is part of the private company ClonE2, LLC, which has an agreement with www.horsecloning.com.

To learn more about cloning your horse, visit www.horsecloning.com or www.TheHorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=5997.

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Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief

Stephanie L. Church, Editor-in-Chief, received a B.A. in Journalism and Equestrian Studies from Averett College in Danville, Virginia. A Pony Club and 4-H graduate, her background is in eventing, and she is schooling her recently retired Thoroughbred racehorse, Happy, toward a career in that discipline. She also enjoys traveling, photography, cycling, and cooking in her free time.

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