Scientists think there is a market for human surrogates in the pet cloning industry.
Giving birth to a clone of your deceased pet is now a reality, according to scientists at the North Korean cloning firm DPRKRCF. For the first time ever, the cloned embryos from a deceased dog have been implanted in a human surrogate. What’s more incredible—the embryos developed, were carried almost to term, and ultimately birthed by the human surrogate.
A grieving family agreed to provide cells from their recently deceased pet to the cloning firm so the DNA could be extracted and cloned. The cloned embryos were then implanted into a human surrogate, who lived at the research center and had her uterus viewed via sonogram 24/7 for almost 68 days. The constant sonography allowed the researchers to carefully record the growth and development of the implanted embryos, as well as the health and physical well-being of the human surrogate.
Progress photos and measurements were taken daily to document the apparent physical changes in the human surrogate. Her vital signs were closely monitored, and bloodwork was done on a 12-hour schedule, to ensure no contaminants from the embryos were entering her bloodstream. The embryos were also measured and monitored closely and photographed at every stage of development.
Under close medical supervision, the surrogate gave birth to a litter of shih tzu puppies, three boys and two girls.
Epidurals were not allowed for the safety of the embryos, according to the report obtained by IFLScience, but the human surrogate reported an easy birth with little discomfort. “The surrogate reported pain no higher than a 2 on a scale of 1 to 10,” one of the researchers with DPRKRCF wrote in their report. “Evidence suggests that this is due to the generally small size of the puppies in relation to the opening from which they emerged.” The puppies range in size from four to six ounces, which is considerably smaller than the average human baby.
This remarkable scientific advancement means there could be big things in store for the future of cloned pets. If you are interested in incubating a clone of a deceased family pet in utero tuo, DPRKRCF wants to make it easy for you. Becoming a surrogate for a clone of your deceased family pets could be as easy submitting to a few medical tests at DPRKRCF to ensure your body is capable of surrogacy. “The program is currently limited to dogs and cats, although we believe rabbits, gerbils, ferrets and hamsters will be possible in the near future.”
If the idea of turning your own womb into a Pet Sematary isn’t appealing to you, or you are not medically capable of carrying a litter of puppies or kittens to term, DPRKRCF provides surrogates-for-hire. These trained and vetted surrogates are prepared to fulfill the dreams of grieving families by providing surrogacy services for a clone of your deceased pet for a generous fee.
There is a good chance a service like this could greatly reduce the number of backyard breeders and unwanted animal pregnancies, according to scientists who have reviewed it. They claim that a curated selection of only the best and most loved animals may be the solution for reducing the pet population. The animal experts say there is truth to this, and agree with the scientists. According to Bob Barker, human surrogacy for clones of deceased family pets is the best idea since spaying and neutering.
The advancements in medical science and human-animal surrogacy being made by DPRKRCF are unprecedented. They aren’t stopping at puppy and kitten embryos with humans as the surrogates, either: scientists with DPRKRCF are hopeful that they will be able to successfully implant a human embryo inside of an elephant this year.
These amazing discoveries in human-animal surrogacy are changing the face of science—and the world—for the better.