A couple in the UK is cloning their dead dog, the Guardian reports. The couple, Laura Jacques and Richard Remde lost their pet boxer to brain cancer in June, and turned to the Sooam Biotech Research Foundation, which offers cloning services for $100,000. They are the first in the UK to purchase the company's services, though another woman won a contest to have her dachshund, Winnie, cloned.

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