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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
SAN FRANCISCO -- Add another creation to the strange scientific
menagerie where animal species are being mixed together in ever more
exotic combinations.

Scientists announced Monday that they had created mice with small
amounts of human brain cells in an effort to make realistic models of
neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease.

Led by Fred Gage of the Salk Institute in San Diego, the researchers
created the mice by injecting about 100,000 human embryonic stem cells
per mouse into the brains of 14-day-old rodent fetuses.

Those mice were each born with about 0.1 percent of human cells in each
of their heads, a trace amount that doesn't remotely come close to
"humanizing" the rodents.

"This illustrate that injecting human stem cells into mouse brains
doesn't restructure the brain," Gage said.

Still, the work adds to the growing ethical concerns of mixing human
and animal cells when it comes to stem cell and cloning research. After
all, mice are 97.5 percent genetically identical to humans.

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<http://www.nbc4.tv/news/5503561/detail.html>

YEE HAW!!!!
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Learning Richard, 12/12/2005,11:40:55 PM, wrote:

> SAN FRANCISCO -- Add another creation to the strange scientific
> menagerie where animal species are being mixed together in ever more
> exotic combinations.
>
> Scientists announced Monday that they had created mice with small
> amounts of human brain cells in an effort to make realistic models of
> neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
>
> Led by Fred Gage of the Salk Institute in San Diego, the researchers
> created the mice by injecting about 100,000 human embryonic stem cells
> per mouse into the brains of 14-day-old rodent fetuses.
>
> Those mice were each born with about 0.1 percent of human cells in
> each of their heads, a trace amount that doesn't remotely come close
> to "humanizing" the rodents.
>
> "This illustrate that injecting human stem cells into mouse brains
> doesn't restructure the brain," Gage said.
>
> Still, the work adds to the growing ethical concerns of mixing human
> and animal cells when it comes to stem cell and cloning research.
> After all, mice are 97.5 percent genetically identical to humans.
>
> ...
>
> <http://www.nbc4.tv/news/5503561/detail.html>
>
> YEE HAW!!!!


Sounds to me like they are creating New Democ-Rats.

--
"The moral rot of political correctness runs deep today in both
national parties."
~ Patrick J. Buchanan
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
In article <[email protected]>,
"Learning Richard" <[email protected]> wrote:

> SAN FRANCISCO -- Add another creation to the strange scientific
> menagerie where animal species are being mixed together in ever more
> exotic combinations.
>
> Scientists announced Monday that they had created mice with small
> amounts of human brain cells in an effort to make realistic models of
> neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
>
> Led by Fred Gage of the Salk Institute in San Diego, the researchers
> created the mice by injecting about 100,000 human embryonic stem cells
> per mouse into the brains of 14-day-old rodent fetuses.
>
> Those mice were each born with about 0.1 percent of human cells in each
> of their heads, a trace amount that doesn't remotely come close to
> "humanizing" the rodents.
>
> "This illustrate that injecting human stem cells into mouse brains
> doesn't restructure the brain," Gage said.
>
> Still, the work adds to the growing ethical concerns of mixing human
> and animal cells when it comes to stem cell and cloning research. After
> all, mice are 97.5 percent genetically identical to humans.
>
> ...
>
> <http://www.nbc4.tv/news/5503561/detail.html>
>
> YEE HAW!!!!


I realize that it's labeled OT, but for the life of me I can't see why
you posted this to this newsgroup.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Sean Elkins wrote:
> In article <[email protected]>,
> "Learning Richard" <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> > SAN FRANCISCO -- Add another creation to the strange scientific
> > menagerie where animal species are being mixed together in ever more
> > exotic combinations.
> >
> > Scientists announced Monday that they had created mice with small
> > amounts of human brain cells in an effort to make realistic models of
> > neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease.
> >
> > Led by Fred Gage of the Salk Institute in San Diego, the researchers
> > created the mice by injecting about 100,000 human embryonic stem cells
> > per mouse into the brains of 14-day-old rodent fetuses.
> >
> > Those mice were each born with about 0.1 percent of human cells in each
> > of their heads, a trace amount that doesn't remotely come close to
> > "humanizing" the rodents.
> >
> > "This illustrate that injecting human stem cells into mouse brains
> > doesn't restructure the brain," Gage said.
> >
> > Still, the work adds to the growing ethical concerns of mixing human
> > and animal cells when it comes to stem cell and cloning research. After
> > all, mice are 97.5 percent genetically identical to humans.
> >
> > ...
> >
> > <http://www.nbc4.tv/news/5503561/detail.html>
> >
> > YEE HAW!!!!

>
> I realize that it's labeled OT, but for the life of me I can't see why
> you posted this to this newsgroup.


Actually, I was showing the irony in that we still drive cars with
internal combustion engines.
 
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