Dog, Inc.: How a Collection of Visionaries, Rebels, Eccentrics, and Their Pets Launched the Commercial Dog Cloning Industry

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2012-01-01

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What Stiffdid for the dead and Fast Food Nationdid for the burger, Dog, Inc. does for the stranger-than-fiction world of commercial dog cloning. It all began with a pit bull named Booger. Former Miss Wyoming Bernann McKinney was so distraught over the death of her dog, whom she regarded as her guardian and savior, that she paid $50,000 to RNL Bio for the chance to bring her beloved companion back to life. The result was a litter of five Boogers-the first successful commercial cloning of a canine-delivered in 2008, along with a slew of compelling questions about the boundaries of science, commerce, and ethics. Blending shocking investigative reporting with colorful anecdotes, Pulitzer Prize-winning John Woestendiek takes readers behind the scenes of this emerging industry. But Dog, Inc.isn't just a book about pets. Nor is it just a book about science. Rather it's a fascinating look at how our emotional needs are bending the reaches of science and technology, as well as a study of this uncharted territory.

Author Biography

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter John Wc stendiek is a thirty-five-year veteran of the newspaper industry. He currently writes the popular Ohmidog! blog (www.ohmidog.com) and lives in Baltimore with his shelter dog, Ace.

Table of Contents

Prologuep. 1
Animal Controlp. 9
The Missy Missionp. 20
Boogerp. 27
Trakrp. 36
Sperling's Dogmap. 44
The Bullheaded Cowboyp. 56
The RaŽl Worldp. 70
"I Love Perfect Things"p. 80
Positively Cloneworthyp. 93
The Copied Catp. 104
The Forever Petp. 114
Good-bye, Dollyp. 125
Korea Joins the Racep. 140
Cats, Clones, Clowns, and Con Menp. 152
Second Chance166
Snuppyp. 174
Booger at Restp. 184
Dr. Hwang's Downfallp. 192
Missy Accomplishedp. 205
The Turnspit Dogp. 214
Booger, Times Fivep. 229
The Story of a Mormon Beauty Queenp. 237
Bringing Home the Clonesp. 248
Trakr, Times Fivep. 263
The End of the Dog Fightp. 273
Epiloguep. 285
Acknowledgmentsp. 299
Indexp. 301
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