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Reznor

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#1 13 years ago

This just might be one of the most horrible things I have ever heard. Just imagine it. It's like a real human living in a mouses body. Express your opinion on this.




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#2 13 years ago

:Puzzled: uh? What are you talking about?




Nusentinsaino

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#3 13 years ago

:agreed Let us be patience and see what the f**k he is talking about. Im looking at my watch waiting for the answer...




Tekk9

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#4 13 years ago

Do you have a link or anything that talks about this a little more?




Hiroyoshi

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#5 13 years ago

Why is this disturbing? Fears of Frankenstein? "Transgenic" or "xenotransplant" mice have been used for a long time--mice who carry alterations in their DNA or foreign tissue. In HIV research, mice who have human immune cells are used to study the virus and new treatments. Most of these mice with foreign tissue (like human immune or brain tissue) have no immune system, so they can't reject the grafts. They're called "nude" mice (because they're hairless). They're also widely used in cancer research to study how human cancers grow and spread and to test new treatments. If human brain tissue in a mouse disturbs you, shouldn't growing any human cells in labs, including cancers, disturb you? Scientists aren't trying to create intelligent mini-mouse-humans to rule the world. Compared to the other options, it's better. Working with monkeys is costly and problematic. (Sometimes nuts from PETA, ELF, or some other violent animal-rights organization can attack labs or med schools, burn them down, or release the animals...which also has serious problems.) Mice are easier to care for and easier to engineer, since their entire genome is known. Also, mice are cheap; few dollars per little guy. When an experiment commonly runs into the thousands of dollars, every penny saved helps.




colonel_bob

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#6 13 years ago

Just to clear something up, just because a mouse has human cells in its brain, it does not mean it is like a human trapped in a mouse's body. It is simply a mouse with brain cells that it would not normally have, if it wasn't genetically modified.




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#7 13 years ago

Renzor or somebody else needs to provide some sort of a link, or this discussion will have no grounds upon which to argue.




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#8 13 years ago

If a mouse was as smart as a human, that wouldn't be horrible. That would be awesome. Next they can do the same thing to dogs and tigers and stuff and we can use them to fight in our military. Haha that would rule. Squirrel army, an evil army of squirrels decides to create bio-chemical WMD's to destroy the human race. I don't about you guys, but that sounds humorous to me.




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#9 13 years ago

Genetic Mouses with Human Brain Cells The plural of "mouse" is "mice."




Reznor

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#10 13 years ago

Oh I'm sorry I didn't provide a link. I just saw it on the news and my dad said it would be like a human trapped in a mouse's body. Whoever said that thing about the proper plural of "mouse" needs some grammar help. I'll try to find a link, but for those of you who are wondering some crazy genetic engineers are making genetic mice with human brain cells in them, since they implanted them in their pregnant mother. Human brain cells contain the traits that we have to think. If they were in a mouse the mouse could feel and nearly think like a real human being. I think it's awful. I'm totally against this genetic engineering crap scientists have started.