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Old 08-17-2003, 02:33 PM   #11
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If its really a chimera, then we're not talking about mixing DNA, just fusing cells -- e.g. one cell, with all the human chromosomes plus all the rabbit chromosomes.
Hasn't this been done for decades?
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Old 08-17-2003, 03:03 PM   #12
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Here is an article.

What's been done, apparently, is creating cloned embroyos from rabbit eggs and human cellular DNA. The only rabbit DNA in the cloned cells is mitochondrial.
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Old 08-17-2003, 03:25 PM   #13
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Hasn't this been done for decades?
Pretty much -- stuff like synteny testing has been done with human/other animal cell fusions for a long time. The difference, I think, is that this experiment was done with fertilized ova rather than stable cultured cell lines.
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Old 08-17-2003, 08:36 PM   #14
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So whats your point, and why would we care?
Ummm...playing god, perhaps?
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Old 08-17-2003, 09:00 PM   #15
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Ummm...playing god, perhaps?
Hell, if we cared about "playing God", modern medicine (let alone organ transplantation) wouldn't exist at all.
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Old 08-18-2003, 12:30 PM   #16
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Well.... if they were going to use rabbit organs in humans, then maybe?

Cross a human with a rabbit, what do you get? A horny guy with big ears that can run fast after being easily startled? Wait a minute, I know guys like that.

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I think its just a way to get people born lucky.

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Old 08-18-2003, 01:10 PM   #17
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I think its just a way to get people born lucky.

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Why, because they'd be born with a rabbit's foot?

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