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Scientists Uncover Genetic "Recipe" for Reptillian Limb Regeneration

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posted on Oct, 20 2016 @ 01:03 PM
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Having read the article the following can be stated:

Having looked at the article and thought about this, the first thing is that there is a big difference between a lizard and human, one being a reptile and the bone structure and how such occurs and that of a human. That being said, there are 2 out comes to this:
The first outcome would be a miracle of modern science, one being those who have lost limbs or have ended up being handicapped. Though the process would require the removal of the entire limb. And the potential goes beyond just limbs, the ability for them to regrow hearts, lungs, and vital organs for a transplant that would never be rejected, would be heralded around the world. Many medical problems would go away over night.

However, there is the downside of such. While yes, re-growing of limbs and organs would be a boon to medical science, it would also be a detriment to humanity over all. Think about it, what stops most wars, is usually a high casualty rate, where soldiers, are either killed or maimed on the battle field and are removed, and soon, the cost in man power is too great. We can not fathom the horrors of war, nor should be create a technology, where it would be possible to have a war that can go on for generations, due to the ability to patch and then send soldiers back to the front lines. There needs to be an end to such.

The other problem that should be mentioned, is the human genetic structure. What if the person has the genetic predisposition for say bone cancer, do you now regrow them a limb that will end up killing them? What about diseases like leukemia and other problems? What if the fault was due to the something in the environment, or due to activity that caused this where the person is not willing to change their habits to prevent such from occurring?

There are too many what if’s that should be looked at before we go through and attempt to make it where a person regenerates. Human life should be at the specific time, not to where they go on forever or live beyond what they should, nor something for a rich person to go on just to accumulate wealth.




posted on Oct, 24 2016 @ 02:29 AM
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Thanks for the sharing. Although I'm study on antibody humanized techniques (mainly antibody humanization), I've always been interested in this field you shared.



posted on Oct, 24 2016 @ 02:52 AM
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originally posted by: sheepslayer247
Great...once something like this is introduced in to the human gene pool, we will have morons cutting of certain "limbs" hoping it will grow back "bigger and better".


Wait do you think that would work? Imagine being the first guy to have to test it out on a human.
edit on 10/24/16 by RedDragon because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 24 2016 @ 03:01 AM
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a reply to: Indigent

You know how they say the military is years in advance if the tech we know about? Does this mean there are soldiers with regenerative capabilities somewhere?



posted on Oct, 24 2016 @ 03:03 AM
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originally posted by: RedDragon

originally posted by: sheepslayer247
Great...once something like this is introduced in to the human gene pool, we will have morons cutting of certain "limbs" hoping it will grow back "bigger and better".


Wait do you think that would work? Imagine being the first guy to have to test it out on a human.

Things like this usually get tested on prisoners, lab subjects, people in poor/"forgotten" regions, etc. By the time the public in wealthier countries found out about the process, it would already have most of the kinks worked out and patented. Not that I agree with the practice, of course.




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