New, easy protocols for preserving cells for future clones
|A bull calf
clone, Galileo, born in Italy at Laboratoriodi Techologie della Riproduzione
under the direction of Dr.C. Galli, et al, is very important to all pet
owners because his conception started with frozen leukocytes from fresh
blood sample. Cats, dogs, horses, ferrets, llamas, any mammalian species
can be stored for future clones with this cryopreservation method. Due
to the remarkable simplicity of the cell harvesting and because early
results are so promising, researchers will closely monitor this method.
and When to Harvest Cells
If an animal
is put down or dies suddenly and cells are to be harvested, DO NOT FREEZE
THE BODY! Refrigerate the body and call for the cell harvesting kit immediately.
The cell harvesting kits contain all information necessary to harvest
the cells and ship the cells in solution back to us.
The total procedure took less than 8 minutes. The ice block method caused the dog's respiration to increase and the pupils to dilate, but the dog never raised his head nor did he try to move during either punch.
Cells from this harvesting yielded cell cultures that successfully grew to fibroblast stage and were cryopreserved.
Costs of Cell Harvesting
Cryobank Storage Available to Other Animals
of cats, rabbits, rats, mice, guinea pigs and other animals may have their
cells frozen for future cloning also. Laboratory animal species such as
mice, rats, rabbits, etc., will probably be successfully cloned before canines
and other animals because of the great need of their clones in the biotechnology
Horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, llamas, alpacas, and others may also have their cells processed and stored for future clone use. The livestock field is already providing clones such as the famous Dolly!
Imagine the joy in witnessing the birth of a clone, an identical genetic copy of the same stud, bitch, queen, tom, stallion, gelding, mare, or any mammalian animal regardless of sex, neutered or intact.
It is time animal owners and animal professionals start talking about this fast approaching future.
President/Founder, Canine Cryobank
"I questioned my veterinarian about terminating my dog's life without putting up cells for future cloning. My vet said he didn't think he could ethically participate in harvesting cells for possible future cloning. I thought that was a very strange comment from someone who was going to euthanize my lifelong pet for $35.00. Isn't participating in the possible preservation of life less of an ethical dilemma than making the decision to end a pet's life?"
was neutered when I got him so I couldn't sperm bank him, but he is the
best dog I ever had . . .so now I have a chance."
"I spayed her after her third litter but I now realize that her importance as a brood bitch to our breed has still not been surpassed. So, someday the breed will again have her genetic input through her clone!"
"My breeder insisted on limited registration with a spay contract and until now I regretted not having pups from her, but now I have a chance at possibly having HER back! I never really wanted to breed her and be responsible for a bunch of pups. But I am thrilled to think I can have her clone."
"I was devastated when I found out my dog had "rage syndrome" but if I can add to the discovery efforts for a cure for this disease by storing cells for future research, maybe this disaster will have some meaning for me."