Trakr, the German shepherd who located the last Sept. 11 survivor in New York, was cloned by BioArts International (of MissyToo fame) after Trakr's owner James Symington, a former Canadian police officer, entered an essay contest. The cloning was led by Hwang Woo-Suk (whose work in cloning dogs has held up) at the Sooam Biotech Research Foundation in South Korea and resulted in five puppies from their surrogate mothers, born between last December and April. Symington says that if the pups have Trakr's abilities, he will train them to also be search-and-rescue dogs. As for Trakr, he died two months ago at the age of 16.
And Trakr, Too
Jun 18, 2009