Okay, first of all, please name ONE company that will clone your pet. Just one. (And parody websites don't count).Originally Posted by Athlonacon
Second of all, there are DNA samples left of even people that have been cremated. Because DNA inhabits all cells of the body, hair, or fingernails, or even dead skin, can be used to extract DNA.
Third, assuming this is even possible in the future, cloning doesn't "bring back" anyone -- it replicates a new living organism with the same DNA as the original source (and with a substantially reduced lifespan, by the way). That person would have none of the memories, likely little to none of the creativity, and none of the life experiences that made the original person who they were mentally.