Does the idea of having your canine by your side for the rest of your life sound like a dream come true?
Scientists from South Korea are giving one ‘lucky’ Briton the chance to create a clone of ‘man’s best friend’ for free.
Insung Hwang, director of the UK Dog Cloning Competition, said: ‘We can clone any breed, size or shape of canine and are coming to the UK to offer this process to the owner of one very special dog.
‘We welcome entries from any UK-based dog owner who wants to benefit from this exciting new advance in biotechnology.’
Experts will take one microscopic skin cell to recreate an exact replica of your canine in just two months using cutting edge technology.
A biopsy is taken from a living dog which is then replicated to create a man-made embryo. The cells can also be banked at a facility to be activated at a later date.
The team from Sooam Biotech claim to have successfully cloned at least 400 canines around the world, with each process usually costing around £63,000.
Source: Metro UK