Scientists to create 'frankenbunny' in big research leap
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Scientists are planning to create a "frankenrabbit" by fusing together human cells with a rabbit egg.
It is hoped the "chimeric" embryos, which would be 99.9 per cent human and 0.1 per cent rabbit, could lead to breakthroughs in stem cell research which could one day cure diseases such as Alzheimer's or spinal cord injury.
The embryos will allow scientists to perfect stem cell creation techniques without using human eggs.
"If we learn how to do this with animal eggs, we should be able to have more success with human eggs, and I'd much rather know that if we were going to ask women to donate eggs that we were very likely to get stem cells as a result," said Chris Shaw, at the Institute of Psychiatry....
The book of revelation talks about a creature with the capability to inflict a sting that will cause a man to be in great pain for 6 months.Some where in revelations it is described but this seems to be a possibility to a lead in of the creation of this creature by mans manipulating of embryo,s and other scientific "foolling around" if you will. Just a thought?
Despite the picture, they're not going to actually let these chimeric embryos grow into a living creature - they're going to be harvested for their stem cells after 14 days. Anything that doesn't result in the destruction of a human embryo is welcome. It'll be interesting to see if the stem cells that develop are useful or not -- and it's interesting that the line between human and a mass of cells is blurring further. The article is exceptionally vague about what this chimeric thing is going to actually accomplish. "could lead to" ... "could one day cure" etc
"It is hoped the "chimeric" embryos, which would be 99.9 per cent human and 0.1 per cent rabbit, could lead to breakthroughs in stem cell research which could one day cure diseases such as Alzheimer's or spinal cord injury."
Or at least give someone an insatiable desire for carrots.