Boyalife cloning company doesn’t plan human cloning according to the latest statement of CEO Doctor Xu Xiaochun.
The Chinese company Boyalife has emerged in recent years as a leader on the Chinese market as far as cloning is concerned. Boyalife’s CEO, Doctor Xu Xiaochun has been passionately working to bring the Chinese company where it is now. Technology and methodology have evolved at an incredible pace infused by research and development in this scientific domain.
In a market where the demand for beef has also increased in recent years, the Chinese company Boyalife plans to put state-of-the-art cloning science and technology to work in the nation’s interest.
For now, the biotech company Boyalife Group plans to clone cattle, dogs and horses. To respond to critics and those who are still wary of human cloning, Boyalife cloning company doesn’t plan human cloning.
The emphasis falls on cloning cattle for prime beef production according to Doctor Xu Xiaochun. At the same time, cloning race horses for their prime DNA is in the plans for the Chinese biotech company. It’s important to maintain generations of valuable DNA resources and not let them be diluted.
On its ascending track, the Chinese biotech company has also cloned dogs. More specifically, contraband-sniffing dogs, another valuable resource. Human cloning remains out of the discussion. The new facility of Boyalife Group located in Tianjin is estimated to cost approximately 30 million dollars. That’s a small price to pay compared to what Boyalife promises to bring.
During an initial operational phase, the Tianjin plant will produce a number of 100,000 embryos of cattle per year. The figure is expected to increase in several phases until it reaches 1 million embryos of cattle per year. China’s cattle industry is lagging behind the demand of the market. Beef consumption is increasing rapidly in China. Due to the high demand, imports have also increased, making China dependent on foreign imports of prime quality beef.
According to Doctor Xu Xiaochun:
“Our primary focus is prime quality beef. No, we don’t do human cloning, we won’t make Frankensteins. The technology we have is very advanced. But if uncontrolled, the technology can also do damage. Every technology has to have a boundary”.
The Chinese biotech company will open the largest animal-cloning facility. While cattle is the prime focus area, contraband-sniffing dogs will also be cloned in the Tianjin plant. Currently, there are 600 such dogs operating around the world.
As for human cloning, the Chinese biotech company and other specialists around the world believe the technology wouldn’t differ much. However, there is no need for human cloning. At the same time, society is not ready for human cloning. Perhaps, with the changing of values in time, human cloning might become a more appealing option.
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