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  Snuppy (born April 24 2005) is the world's first cloned dog. This Afghan Hound clone was created by Hwang Woo-Suk and his team of scientists at Seoul National University (SNU) in South Korea. The name "Snuppy" is a combination of "SNU" and "puppy."

The researchers transferred 1,095 dog embryos into 123 females, inducing three pregnancies. One fetus miscarried, and one clone died of pneumonia after three weeks. A Labrador Retriever carried the third embryo to term. The team announced their success in cloning in August of 2005.[1]

Later in 2005 Hwang Woo-Suk was found to have fabricated evidence in stem cell research projects. This caused some to question the veracity of his other experiments, including Snuppy.[2] In their investigation of Hwang Woo-Suk's publication, however, a team from SNU confirmed that Snuppy was a true clone of Tei, the DNA donor dog.[3]


  1. ^ Snuppy rewards dogged approach. Nature website. Retrieved on August 4, 2005.
  2. ^ Probe May Widen in Stem Cell Fraud Case. Retrieved on December 23, 2005.
  3. ^ English summary of the SNU final report. SNU website. Retrieved on January 10, 2006.

See also

  • Cloning
  • List of famous dogs
  • Hwang Woo-Suk
  • List of Korea-related topics
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