MIAMI (AP) - A Boca Raton couple got a new dog, and it's just
like their old dog. Not just the same breed and gender, but the
Nina and Edgar Otto picked up their cloned yellow lab puppy at
the Miami International Airport Monday night. Lancelot Encore was
cloned from the DNA of the Ottos' late dog Lancelot, which died of
cancer in January 2008. Guessing that pet cloning would one day be
possible, the Ottos had DNA samples of their dog frozen five years
The Ottos paid $155,000 in a San Francisco biotech firm's
dog-cloning auction last July.
BioArts International created Lancelot Encore in South Korea,
where he was born 10 weeks ago. The Ottos say he's the first
single-birth, commercially cloned puppy in the United States.