RE: BIOTECH: First Cloned Cat

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Mon Feb 18 2002 - 14:36:04 MST

Jacques Du Pasquier asked,
> Just wondering, by the way: how similar in behaviour are two
> genetically identical cats? Would pet owners recognize the clone's
> behaviour as their pet's? (Assuming that pets do have distinct
> characters, which I think pet owners will confirm.)

I don't know about behavior, but more disturbingly, the cloned cat does not
look like the mother. It has totally different coloring. The scientists
believe that non-genetic factors in the womb cause these colorations. But
if cloned pets do not even look similar to the originals, I doubt most pet
owners would be interested.

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