The Carbon Comrade
14th July 2004
Ok, so don't expect to see any Hybrids just yet, but I wouldn't put it past the future. Was just reading up on an Article I found on Yahoo news: Scientists cleared for animal-human hybrid embryos - Yahoo! News UK
The way was cleared on Thursday for scientists to conduct experiments using hybrid animal-human embryos after the government bowed to a storm of protest from researchers who said a proposed ban could hurt British science. The Department of Health said it would accept a recommendation from the Commons Science and Technology Committee that inter-species embryos could be created for research. Scientists want to use the hybrid embryos to find cures for illnesses such as Parkinson's, stroke and Alzheimer's. In December, the government had proposed a ban on creating the hybrid embryos, due to what it called "considerable public unease," with the door left open for later regulations that could allow such research under licence. The change comes after sustained pressure from scientists and politicians who argued the hybrid embryos would help overcome a shortage of human eggs for research. Researchers currently rely on human eggs left over from fertility treatments, but these are in short supply. The hybrid embryos, which would be destroyed within 14 days, would be more than 99 percent human but would contain a small amount of animal DNA. Scientists say that any imposition of a ban would see research in other countries, such as China and Canada, overtake Britain. The government made its announcement as it published its draft Human Tissues and Embryos Bill. The draft legislation as written still bars the creation of inter-species embryos, with the government leaving it to a committee of MPs due to scrutinise the bill to find the best way of allowing the research.
Now, I am all for finding ways to help out for cures and such, at least, to a point. But this seems a bit... weird. It is like them saying 'well, if we wanted too, we could create something with the intelligence of a Human, the Strength of a Gorilla, with Shark Teeth, four legs of a Cheetah, a Tail of a Dolphin etc etc.. Ok, so maybe not 'that'. But they are saying that (in theory) they can create hybrids. That being half of one creature, and half of another. Be it Human and Animal, or Animal and Animal. Something for the future? If they can do the above, then they can create these hybrids. There is no doubt on that. Also, for fun, what 'Hybrid' would you like to see? If you could make the decision of merging a Human with an Animal, what would it be (and why)?
29th January 2007
Reminds me of the Dark angel series.
I honestly do not know what to think of this. In many ways, I regard as completely fine, a form of artificial evolution, a way to increase humanities capabilities, but on some other levels...... .
I really do not know, but I guess, if I had to decide, I'd be pro with limits (mainly they should still look like humans, and the R-complex should not become more dominant)
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6th April 2000
wraithcat;3684595Reminds me of the Dark angel series. I honestly do not know what to think of this. In many ways, I regard as completely fine, a form of artificial evolution, a way to increase humanities capabilities, but on some other levels...... . I really do not know, but I guess, if I had to decide, I'd be pro with limits (mainly they should still look like humans, and the R-complex should not become more dominant)
heh I was just about to post that. About the Dark Angel series. There's one thing that TV reminds us. It hardly ever turns out the way we want it to. It will be manipulated and used by the wrong people for the wrong reasons and boom, next thing we know we have half man half monkeys flinging feces on cars passing under the bridge they're on.
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Trekkie At Large.....
26th April 2004
Great, now we're actually gonna have centaurs running around... :uhm:
I pretend I'm cooler than AzH
10th June 2006
The russians are morons. They always mess with technology that they shouldnt.
Chemical war fare nuclear energies as seen in K=19...
They are damn fools.
29th January 2007
As I said, I'd be pro If this qould remain (mainly they should still look like humans, and the R-complex should not become more dominant, and also the limbal (i hope that's it) system, should remain on simmilliar influence values as now)
Ex-MøđęRāŧǿr ø₣ Geňęrāł Gāmíňĝ
31st January 2004
The hybrid embryos, which would be destroyed within 14 days, would be more than 99 percent human but would contain a small amount of animal DNA.
Stuff like this (not entirely like, but similar kind of thing) already goes on. We already use other animals to create things needed to treat diseases. Pig cells were used to make insulin (think it was pigs...)
I can't see that much difference. Obviously scientists won't allow the embryo to develop fully, and even if it did, the creature would most likely die before it began to resemble anything.
Scientists say that any imposition of a ban would see research in other countries, such as China and Canada, overtake Britain.
If its already happening elsewhere, then the UK might as well join in. Economically is seems like a good move to allow the research. Otherwise British scientists will just move to China or Canada to do their research. :uhm:
7th December 2003
This sounds a little weird, but I guess the aim of the whole thing is to transfer immunities against certain diseases from animals to humans.
I think western countries should allow scientists to research more in that field, the research will be done anyway, the only difference is that instead of European or American companies it will be the Asians who will make tons of money with the cures that might be developed.
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10th December 2005
Like in Blade Runner - with the little mutant people running around. __________________
Slightly cooler than a n00b
21st April 2007
and when people start getting what used to be strictly animal based diseases and dying we will remember when the pandemic began.