Sci/Tech First animal-human embryo trials to go ahead

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Experiments to create Britain’s first embryos that merge human and animal material will begin within months after a Government watchdog today approved two research teams to carry out the controversial work.

Scientists at King’s College London and the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne will now inject human DNA into empty eggs from cows, to create embryos known as cytoplasmic hybrids that are 99.9 per cent human in genetic terms.

The experiments are intended to provide insights into diseases such as Parkinson’s and spinal muscular atrophy by producing stem cells containing genetic defects that contribute to these conditions.

These will be used as cell models for investigating new approaches to treatment and for improving understanding of how embryonic stem cells develop. They will not be used in therapy, and it is illegal to implant them into the womb.

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so there are gonna be people walking around that will be something like part cow? :eek:

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Freaky isn't it. I think they want to grow human organs inside of animals - not make some kind of frankencow. I have seen them growing ears off of rats and that was a while ago.


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maybe it will be the coming of man-bear-pig...
he's half man, half pig and half bear.

could be dangerous... maybe we should call in Al Gore?

(i am just teasing it by relating to a southpark episode)

seriously but.. it sounds pretty cool but i do not really have faith that it will work i meen if they couldn't transplant a hand succesfully then how are they supposed to be able to transplant an animal part to a human? its a nice thought though...

i reckon the greens and peace heads are gona be pretty pissed... were gona see alot more animals being slaughtered if this goes through.

i think i better system would be human cloning and using the body parts but that seems like something from startrek... or does it?


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since when did Humans part ways from the classification of an Animal?
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