29 Nov '16, 9pm

Russia testing cloned 'designer' dogs with enhanced sniffing abilities in drugs, explosives war

Russia has unveiled its new weapon in the war on explosives and drugs - cloned 'designer' dogs, genetically modified to have enhanced sniffing abilities. The three Belgian Malinois - worth US$100,000 (S$140,000) each - were cloned by a South Korean professor who also aims one day to restore extinct woolly mammoths to Siberia, according to a Daily Mail report. Dr Hwang Woo Suk has given the hounds as a gift to the police forces and FSB secret service in Yakutia - also called Sakha Republic - the coldest inhabited region in the world. This is the same part of Siberia where he is collecting samples from extinct woolly mammoths - preserved for thousands of years in the permafrost - with the aim of bringing the species back to life in their native habitat, the Mail said. Belgian Malinois is a breed of shepherd dog and the trio were reportedly cloned from the cells of South Kore...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/russia-testing-c...

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