Cloning your dog, for $100,000 | NPR

This story was photographed¬†for NPR’s science desk and was a blast to shoot. For the previous month I had been working on some very¬†important (but also very sad) stories and so hanging out with some interesting dogs for a day was a welcome break.

 

Lafayette, Louisiana - L-R: Ken and Henry, both Catahoula and Doberman mixes, sit for a portrait at the veterinary practice of their owners, Paula and Philip Dupont. Ken and Henry are both clones of the couple's prior dog Melvin.

Lafayette, Louisiana – L-R: Ken and Henry, both Catahoula and Doberman mixes, sit for a portrait at the veterinary practice of their owners, Paula and Philip Dupont. Ken and Henry are both clones of the couple’s prior dog Melvin.

Lafayette, Louisiana - L-R: Ken and Henry, both Catahoula and Doberman mixes, sit for a portrait at the veterinary practice of their owners, Paula and Philip Dupont, on August 27, 2015. Ken and Henry are both clones of the couple's prior dog Melvin.

Lafayette, Louisiana – L-R: Ken and Henry, both Catahoula and Doberman mixes, sit for a portrait at the veterinary practice of their owners, Paula and Philip Dupont, on August 27, 2015. Ken and Henry are both clones of the couple’s prior dog Melvin.

Lafayette, Louisiana - Paula and Philip Dupont sit for a portrait inside of their veterinary practice.

Lafayette, Louisiana – Paula and Philip Dupont sit for a portrait inside of their veterinary practice.

Lafayette, Louisiana - Philip Dupont plays with his Catahoula/Doberman mixes Ken (red collar) and Henry (black collar) outside of their veterinary practice.

Lafayette, Louisiana – Philip Dupont plays with his Catahoula/Doberman mixes Ken (red collar) and Henry (black collar) outside of their veterinary practice.

Lafayette, Louisiana - Henry and Ken, both Catahoula and Doberman mixes, rest on the floor at the veterinary practice of their owners, Paula and Philip Dupont. Ken and Henry are both clones of the couple's prior dog Melvin.

Lafayette, Louisiana – Henry and Ken, both Catahoula and Doberman mixes, rest on the floor at the veterinary practice of their owners, Paula and Philip Dupont. Ken and Henry are both clones of the couple’s prior dog Melvin.

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