“Future Pups From the Past” and Other Genetic Facsimiles


Cryogenically freezing your dogs DNA has its merits.

South Korean cloning technologies can see the dead resurrected and reproducing. Case in point: Sir Lancelot, star of the series “I Cloned my Pet,” and the documentary film One Nation Under Dog: Stories of Fear, Loss and Betrayal, as well as the biological mother of 4.

In other genetic news, there’s been a jellyfish constructed from the genes of a rat.

And reassuringly, it’s “a genetic process that went wrong 500 million years ago” that “led to the evolution of humans and other vertebrates.

Aimee Burnett lives in Toronto where there is more brick than stucco, and more plains than hills. She is a design/editorial intern at McSweeney’s and The Rumpus whilst summering in SF. More from this author →