News.com Daily Podcast: Win an auction, clone your pet

A San Francisco-area biotech firm is starting online auctions at $100,000 each to submit a beloved pet's DNA for cloning.

Though the first animal cloned successfully from an adult was done 12 years ago, the technology is still out of reach for non-scientists. That is, until now. News.com intern Holly Jackson had a chat with the CEO of BioArts, a biotech company auctioning off several opportunities to clone a pet dog. The first auction will start at $100,000, and the procedure isn't short on controversy.

Also in today's podcast: Yahoo tries out YMail.com, Jerry Yang takes a trip to Capitol Hill to quash any antitrust concerns surrounding its search ad partnership with Google, plus we check in with Daniel Terdiman on Road Trip 2008.


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Today's stories:

Auctions could fetch big bucks for cloned dogs

Yahoo hopes to lure users with Ymail.com

Yang talks up Google partnership in Washington

China antipiracy agencies denies probing Microsoft

Road Trip 2008: Computer sprawl at Geek Squad City

Apple's iTunes hits 5 billion mark

Eee PC 901 vs. Acer Aspire One

About the author

Erica Ogg is a CNET News reporter who covers Apple, HP, Dell, and other PC makers, as well as the consumer electronics industry. She's also one of the hosts of CNET News' Daily Podcast. In her non-work life, she's a history geek, a loyal Dodgers fan, and a mac-and-cheese connoisseur.

 

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