Cloned dogs given to 119 services

Two dogs cloned by former stem-cell scientist Hwang Woo-suk will be donated to the National 119 Rescue Service. The service, which is one of the affiliated organizations of the National Emergency Management Agency, said Monday that it will receive the dogs under an agreement with the Sooam Biotech Research Foundation where Hwang is chief technology officer.

Sooam Biotech signed a memorandum of understanding with National 119 Rescue Service on Dec. 26, 2012, on the preservation of pedigree rescue dogs by a technology called somatic cell nuclear transfer cloning. The agreement is intended to shorten the training period for rescue dogs and raise their training success rate.

For full article, see Korea Herald.

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