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Thank you for visiting. I'll be using this website to post information about myself, my dog Ace, our travels, and my new book, Dog, Inc.: How a Collection of Visionaries, Eccentrics and Their Pets Launched the Commercial Dog Cloning Industry, which is now available in paperback.

Ever wish you could clone your dog?

You can, for $100,000 or so. But whether you should is another question —one that’s investigated and explored in Dog, Inc.: The Uncanny Inside Story of Cloning Man’s Best Friend. Blending shocking investigative reporting with colorful anecdotes, Dog, Inc. takes readers behind the scenes of this emerging industry. But it isn't just a book about pets. Nor is it just a book about science. Rather it's a fascinating look at how our emotional needs are bending the reaches of science and technology, as well as a study of this uncharted territory. Are we crossing the boundary of controlling science in the name of science, in the name of love, in the name of merchandising—or a blend of all three?

 

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