In a headline straight out of science fiction, South Korean scientists have created the worlds first litter of cloned dogs. These seven Labrador Retrievers, all named Toppy – a combination of tomorrow and puppy, are not your everyday pets. The dogs are all a clone of a “skilled drug-sniffing canine in active service”.

“They have a superior nature. They are active and excel in accepting the training,” said Kim Nak-seung, a trainer at the Customs Service-affiliated dog training center.

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