Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The good doctor would be pleased.

Scientists win approval for human-animal hybrid embryos: "The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority published its long-awaited public consultation on the controversial research yesterday, revealing that a majority of people were "at ease" with scientists creating the hybrid embryos.
Researchers want to create hybrid embryos by merging human cells with animal eggs, in the hope they will be able to extract valuable embryonic stem cells from them. The cells form the basic building blocks of the body and are expected to pave the way for revolutionary therapies for diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and even spinal cord injuries."


Luke said...

...but they're taking all of the genetic material that identifies the cell as an animal and just keeping the outer membrane. If I take my Trader Joe's grocery bag to Ralphs, does that turn my Oreos into Joe-O's?

Yes, I just compared building eggs to buying cookies.

Gavin Elster said...

I'm hoping that these do go beyond the 14 day limit. I want this to be the Planet of Dr Moreau.
I want my cells to be implanted into Yeti eggs or Goose eggs!