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MissyToo Isn't Quite Like Missy

Bioarts' chairman Lou Hawthorne talks to the New York Times' Home and Garden section about two dogs that were cloned for him from a border collie-husky mix that died in 2002. The two dogs are not identical to Missy and some of that variation is chalked up to the dogs having mitochondrial DNA from another dog and the egg being implanted in yet another dog. Hawthorne says these clones are the first commercially cloned dogs, however the Korean company RNL Bio has made the same claim. Bioarts and RNL are currently involved in a lawsuit over patent rights.