Weird 150 human animal hybrids grown in UK labs

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Scientists have created more than 150 human-animal hybrid embryos in British laboratories.

The hybrids have been produced secretively over the past three years by researchers looking into possible cures for a wide range of diseases.

The revelation comes just a day after a committee of scientists warned of a nightmare ‘Planet of the Apes’ scenario in which work on human-animal creations goes too far.

Last night a campaigner against the excesses of medical research said he was disgusted that scientists were ‘dabbling in the grotesque’.

 
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Reminds me of the movie splice. Nonetheless i support this in the fact that if there is a chance to find some sort of cure for a disease then that is good enough for me.
 

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Apart from it being kept secret, I don't see what's so wrong about it...
 

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This is pretty awesome. I don't exactly know where i stand in the moral debate --> How human is human and is this 'cruelty' etc, but i think it should probably be allowed. It is one of the coolest and possibly most humane ways to cure these diseases. The alternative is working on 100% humans so i think it should probably be allowed... As long as these hybrids can't be more intelligent than us :p

Edit: Just read we can't let them survive more than two weeks :O

Does anyone else think it is likely that some awesome scientist has broken these rules and has hybrids/chimaera/etc living in his basement?

Totally nuts stuff though... Didn't even know we were this capable...
 

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I just read the article once. So to get this right, they inject human stem cells into animal eggs?
 

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I just read the article once. So to get this right, they inject human stem cells into animal eggs?

that's one type, they also can mix the genes themselves etc. I recon i might try this at home and see how it works... Got to get my fetus on.

I just cannot wait till these hits supermarket shelves...
 

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I just read the article once. So to get this right, they inject human stem cells into animal eggs?
Um, no. At leas not according to the article. I don't really think we are able to inject a full cell into another cell and expect anything interesting to happen yet.

This legalised the creation of a variety of hybrids, including an animal egg fertilised by a human sperm; ‘cybrids’, in which a human nucleus is implanted into an a
animal cell; and ‘chimeras’, in which human cells are mixed with animal embryos.
So:
Animal egg + Human sperm
Animal cell + Human cell nucleus
Human cells + Animal embryo

Also, when it says that they have to destroy them after two weeks they mean the embryos. Not actually living animals. I don't think the embryos would be able to develop normally (whatever that is) anyway which is probably also part of the reason behind the 14 day rule.
 

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I support this and hope this is morally offensible to christians.

Suddenly, A human peacock sounds like a descended Angle :D

But I wanna see the anatomy of Snake humans. OR the awesomeness of humans with snake texture with reptile eyes and fangs :)
 

Narks

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that would be pretty damn awesome... except for the snake human...
 

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not sure i understand the wording of your question, but what i will say is this

I am offended, deeply offended, that Christians attempt to roadblock
scientific discovery, especially in stem cell research at the expense of others.
Research such as this can save thousands of lives, and for some, research like this is thier only hope.


Now, I have no problem with people being christian, or any other religion for that matter,
although I do believe that the tenants of religion is rediculous, and decremental to the advancement
of society.

They can feel free to share thier beliefs with others, that is freedom of speech, but when these zealots stand in the way of the pursuit of
happiness for other human beings, simply from a religious standpoint, in my opinion, is an attack on society itsself.
And what is even more troubling, is when they attempt to legislate thier beliefs.
This is not true of all believers, but certainly a majority of them.

I do not support all things morally offensible to all religions, I do admit though, I enjoy offending christians
when opportunity provides, simply becasue A. My previous arguments. and B. I enjoy offending those who offend me.
 

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However, he called for stricter controls on another type of embryo research, in which animal embryos are implanted with a small amount of human genetic material.
Human-animal hybrids are also created in other countries, many of which have little or no regulation.
:thdown:

This type of Sciences is pure truly sickening and twisted. It's completely unacceptable. Seriously, mix human genes into Animals and it will result in the curing of diseases. eh?
I don't buy this bullshit excuses!


any other religion for that matter
Just curious. what have this "crap got to do with religion?
 

shinami

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:thdown:

This type of Sciences is pure truly sickening and twisted. It's completely unacceptable. Seriously, mix human genes into Animals and it will result in the curing of diseases. eh?
I don't buy this bullshit excuses!


Just curious. what have this "crap got to do with religion?

I come to this place just to read your comments in the news. You crack me up, buddy.

"I don't buy this bullshit" - That's just gold. Sort of like the "Fuckin, magnets, how do they work? And don't tell me to talk to a scientist, those mothafuckas be lying!". Firecat, you could become the new Insane Clown Posse! Also, how exactly are these excuses? What are they trying to excuse? You think they're doing this for fun? I'm assuming they're doing this because lots of animals have natural resistances to diseases that are deadly to humans. Did you even go to school? If so, was it a school that had only "ethics" classes, and no science?
 

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Also, how exactly are these excuses? What are they trying to excuse? You think they're doing this for fun?
I'm sure “Mad” Scientist, think it's fun to see the result of theirs bizarre scientific experiments. Otherwise they would never do such a thing! Hmm, and a cure for diseases. Yeah right. That's not only they want to do.
[del]They destroy embryos after two weeks? So, scientists would NEVER Ever? keep a embryo more than that. Bullshit[/del]
Seriously, and what kind of diseases and super whatever could they create by mixing human/animal things together. eh? And scientists think that Just because they CAN do something, they should go ahead and do it?

And what about hybrid cows/goats greatures that produce similar milk that a human mother would create? Oh, a “Mad” Scientist idea ones again!

So, tell me If an animal has body parts/cell of a human. should not the animal have Human rights?

And think about this. What will you do when a creatures that are a half human start running around? Or a creatures that are part human start getting into our food supply? Would that disturb you? hmm
Just Imagine, eating a ice cream that is part human make you feel uncomfortable? Well, you should know by now. "A mad scientist does, mess with everything."
 

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Mad scientists? I want whatever you're smoking.

This is not a science fiction novel we're living in, you know.

And how exactly are they're going to create diseases, by mixing species?

The theory of gravity was bizarre at some point.

So was relativity.

And the earth being NOT the center of the Universe

"think it's fun to see the result of theirs bizarre scientific experiments. Otherwise they would never do such a thing!" - this is just plain effin stupid. I already told you why they do it. You think it's actually FUN for people who have families, kids, social lives, to sit in a secret lab for years and years and do experiments? Some researches/experiments take tens of years and yield no results. They're not doing this for fun. Seriously, stop being a moron. Everytime I point out that you're an idiot I get a bucket load of +rep from everyone, because everyone thinks the same :rolleyes: Did you ever notice that all your posts are "Omg this is wrong, how can they do this??". Do you actually read the article and/or give thought to this. By thought, I mean rational logical thought.

Or perhaps you're a troll, if so - Good job. If not, then just wow...
 
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