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Two Cloned Dogs Have Pups

It's the first time cloned canines have bred together
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 5, 2008 2:23 PM CDT
Two Cloned Dogs Have Pups
In this handout photo, Snuppy, (C) the first successfully cloned Afghan hound, sits with his generic father (L) and his surrogate mother (R) at the Seoul National University on August 3, 2005.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Snuppy, the world’s first cloned dog, is now part of another milestone, AFP reports. South Korean researchers said today that Snuppy mated with a cloned female to produce a litter of 9 puppies—the first offspring of two cloned canines. “This shows the reproductive ability of a cloned dog,” said the triumphant lead researcher. The team plans similar breeding experiments with its cloned wolves. (Read more clone stories.)

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