Thursday, January 17, 2008

Animal-human embryo research is approved

Oh that's so fucking cool. I want bat wings.

Experiments to create Britain’s first embryos that combine human and animal material will begin within months after a government watchdog gave its approval yesterday to two research teams to carry out the controversial work.

This is a horror movie in the making. I guess next year some time I'll be covering a story, "Britain under attack from mutant man-dogs".

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

The humans will look normal but will eat grass, you'll be able to milk them and they will make one hell of a ribeye.

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.

I'm all for the furthering of science in order to benefit mankind but I got to say that screwing with DNA and mixing embryos is playing with fire. One day it will bite us in the ass. I'm going on record that the thing that finally destroys us will be something we made in a lab.


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