Nine Lives are Not Enough

CC the calico cat clone

Cute CC is the clone of a calico cat and looks absolutely nothing like the original. This apparently is only a problem with cloning calico cats in particular, and other cats should clone more exactly.

Genetics Savings and Clones is now commercializing their cat cloning project. They offered to clone up to six cats per client for a price of U.S. $50,000 each for a limited time. Work continues on the first clone of a domestic canine (in particular, John Sperling’s dead dog Missy).

I will eventually start adding to this site feature stories about science and technology topics that go into much more detail than these brief blurbs. Coming soon will be features on cloning technology, Mercury, NASA’s Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan, the Technological Singularity, and much, much more. Stay tuned!

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Richard Leis

Richard Leis is a fiction writer and poet, with his first published poem forthcoming later in 2017 from Impossible Archetype. His essays about fairy tales and technology have been published on Tiny Donkey. Richard is also the Downlink Lead for the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) team at the University of Arizona. He monitors images of the Martian surface taken by the HiRISE camera located on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in orbit around Mars and helps ensure they process successfully and are validated for quick release to the science community and public. Once upon a time, Richard wrote and edited the science and technology news and commentary website Frontier Channel, hosted the RADIO Frontier Channel podcast, and organized transhumanist clubs. Follow Richard on his website (, on Goodreads (richardleis), his (@richardleis), Twitter (@richardleisjr), and Facebook (richardleisjr).