Dog clone genome nearly identical to donor DNA

Snuppy's genetic material and telomere length copied too

By Ashley Yeager, 15:47 PM October 22, 2013

Snuppy, the world’s first cloned dog, has a genome that closely matches the DNA of his donor dog, Tai.

Scientists from TheragenEtex, Seoul National University and the Genome Research Foundation sequenced and compared the dogs’ entire genomes. The results appear October 21 in Scientific Reports.

The study is the first to date to confirm that the entire genome of an animal clone is almost identical to that of its donor. The results also show that telomere length — a predictor of life span — is ab...

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