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PODCAST: Dog cloning, explained

This is what it actually takes to clone a dog.

August 6, 2018
Many dog owners would love for their dearly departed pet to have a second life; a few are doing something about it. [Nathan R. Yergler, Wikimedia Commons | CC BY-SA 3.0]

Earlier this year, the world learned that Barbara Streisand had cloned her beloved pet dog, Samantha. As a news item, it was a weird novelty that got a fair amount of attention. But I wanted to know: How exactly do you clone a dog? In this podcast, I dug into the science of cloning to figure it out. Along the way, I learned why people clone their pets and which parts of the cloning process can get a little hairy.

 

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Jillian Mock is a science writer who likes to cover climate change, earth science, conservation, evolution, health, and more. You can find her work at Audubon, Popular Science, Scienceline and more.

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