Koreans Clone 5 Little Boogers

World's first commercial clones
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 5, 2008 9:38 AM CDT
Koreans Clone 5 Little Boogers
Bernann McKinney holds one of five cloned pitbull pupies during her first meeting with them at the Seoul National University Hospital for Animals in South Korea, Aug. 5, 2008.   (AP Photo)

South Korean scientists have made the world’s first commercial clones, creating five copies of a heroic pit bull named Booger, the Times of London reports. The little Boogers were ordered and paid for—at an introductory rate of $50,000—by Hollywood screenwriter Bernann McKinney, owner of the now-departed original. McKinney says the first Booger saved her life after she was horribly mauled by her pet mastiff.

“This is a miracle. These guys gave me the best present,” said McKinney. “Booger was my partner and my friend. They are perfectly the same as their daddy. I am in heaven here.” McKinney has had to undergo multiple surgeries since the horrific mastiff attack. As the dog chewed open her stomach she called, “Help me, God. Help me, Jesus. Help me, Booger.” The pit bull, though smaller than the mastiff, responded and saved her. (More cloning stories.)

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