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China clones police dog to cut training times

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    China clones police dog to cut training times

    China clones 'Sherlock Holmes' police dog to cut training times
    The dog, named Kunxun, was cloned from a police sniffer dog by the Beijing-based Sinogene Biotechnology Company and the Yunnan Agricultural University, with support from the Ministry of Public Security
    Sinogene is hoping to make it possible to achieve “volume production” of cloned police dogs in order to significantly reduce training times
    Kunxun, now three months old, will undergo extensive training in drug detection, crowd control and searching for evidence, and will become a fully fledged police dog when it is about 10 months old

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    Are they aware that cloning doesn't transfer the knowledge of the old dog to the new one?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgoodkat
    Are they aware that cloning doesn't transfer the knowledge of the old dog to the new one?
    They are probably like, WTF AIYAH, The movies showed it would transfer the knowledge la, are you telling me the movies lied
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    But will they taste the same?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgoodkat
    Are they aware that cloning doesn't transfer the knowledge of the old dog to the new one?
    They've done it in Korea and it achieved higher rates of training success.

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    When you farm animals, you always tag the good breeders both male and female and keep them, those that are small or don't have the characteristics you want and you usually sell them for parts. If you have a good animal with the right characteristics why not replicate it instead of playing the genetic lottery.


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    Also, practice. And to get the idea mainstream. The recent baby gene editing was a case of too much, too fast for public consumption, hence all the loud and public disavowels of knowledge.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Golem
    When you farm animals, you always tag the good breeders both male and female and keep them, those that are small or don't have the characteristics you want and you usually sell them for parts. If you have a good animal with the right characteristics why not replicate it instead of playing the genetic lottery.
    Same with humans, right?
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    I bet Golem's parts wouldn't fetch much money


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit
    Same with humans, right?
    Most devastating comment of 2019 thus far. Mic drop. Exit stage right.