Boylife cloning factory will clone 1 million cows a year by 2020. Other animals to be cloned include racehorses, pets and police dogs.
The Boyalife group, which is behind the factory, is collaborating with a company from South Korea, Sooam Biotech Research Foundation.
Sooam has already been developing the cloning of woolly mammoths, and is also recreating dead pets for their owners. The latter is quite a lucrative market, with some people reportedly prepared to pay up to $ 100,000 for bringing a deceased pet back to life as a clone.
Boyalife is also working with Sooam Biotech Research Foundation and the Chinese Academy of Sciences to develop primate cloning.
And this would mean just one step further – from monkeys – to human cloning, Xu Xiaochun said.
“The technology is already there. If this is allowed, I do not think there are other companies better than Boyalife that make better technology,” he said.
However, hampering the project are ethical issues: the company says it has to be “self-restrained” to avoid a possible public backlash.
Human Clones + Woolly Mammoth like creatures + climate change = Clone Troopers riding Banthas on Tantooine
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