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My dog has died. What do i do?

The loss of a much loved pet is one of the hardest times in life. For many, pets, including dogs, become irreplaceable family members, providing unconditional love, companionship, loyalty and life enriching fulfilment. When your dog passes away, it can be incredibly hard to know what to do for the best. Decisions over pet burial or pet cremation will need to be made but you may also be unsure on how best to remember your loving friend and how to begin to recover yourself. Pet genetic preservation can help with this. From a small tissue sample taken after your dog…

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Can i clone my dog, UK?

Yes! Via Gemini Genetics, dog owners (plus cat and equine owners!), now have a safe and secure route to accessing the world leading pet cloning technologies of ViaGen Pets & Equine! Once your dog's genetics are safely preserved by Gemini Genetics, your samples can then be stored here in the UK until you are ready to clone your dog. Or, alternatively, we can ship straight to ViaGen Pets & Equine once the time critical genetic preservation has been performed. Do you know? Pet tissue samples must be received within 5 days of your pet passing away, in order for the…

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How Similar will the Clone Be to My Pet?

Your pets clone will have the exact same genetics as your original pet. The clone will therefore have the same genetic coding to result in the same appearance and temperament as your original pet. The clone will literally be the closest possible genetic replica of your original pet, as they will both have exactly the same DNA! They are essentially twins that are born at different points in time. In terms of appearance, there are some markings that can be slightly changed by environmental factors. Embryo temperature at the point of conception, for example, can result in slight differences in…

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horse cloning

What is Pet Cloning?

Cloning is the process by which an appropriate sample of tissue taken from a desired animal, termed the donor, is used to create a genetically identical copy of the animal from which the sample was taken. Just as the techniques are applicable to and used for tissue preservation and cloning in a range of species, for pets, this provides the ability to create the best living copy of your beloved companion. Following the cloning of horses in 2003, the first cloning events of cats and then dogs occurred in the two years to follow. Whilst cloning is the main objective,…

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Rare Breed Owner?

Preservation of the UK’s rare and endangered equine breeds is a significant component of Gemini Genetics. Tissue banking and cloning provides an effective way of preserving population genetics and reintroducing genetic diversity to closed populations, without the need for cross breeding. Preserved tissue samples may also be capable of future modification to sperm and egg producing cells, so enabling active breeding schemes in addition to bringing back individuals from previous generations.

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Breeding from geldings

Stallion Murka’s Gem – Equine Performance Cloning in Action!

At our sister company, Stallion AI Services, they are proud to stand Murka’s Gem; a stallion clone of the legendary show jumping gelding, Gem Twist. With innate jumping ability, scope and shape, Murka’s Gem encapsulates the benefits and application of equine cloning. Holding an identical genetic profile to gelding Gem Twist, Murka’s Gem has the genetic basis to achieve the success of his originator. And his offspring are now successfully entering the competition circuit. With Gem Twist being a gelding with no natural offspring and now deceased, Murka’s Gem also provides owners with access to elite and proven genetics that…

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