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On the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts, these surgeons are implanting several million human neural stem cells into the brain of an African green monkey. When the human cells mature they function as living partners with the billions of monkey brain cells that are already there.
Dr. Eugene Redmond hopes the implanted cells in monkeys like this one, which come from federally approved lines of stem cells cultured in U.S. laboratories, will eventually help supply a chemical called dopamine. That chemical is missing from the brains of people who have Parkinson's disease, which afflicts up to a million Americans.
Originally posted by sardion2000
I really hope a total ban does not happen.
I have a similiar outlook on Cognitive Liberty if I want to inject some Dolphin brain cells into my own head to think more like a dolphin or as a vain attempt to make verbal contact it should be my own choice.
These Bio-Luddites have hidden agenda's. They know full well the technologies that are coming down the line and for once want to have legislation on their side before the technology becomes impossible to stop in their own country(they would lose allot of power in such a society) this Technopobic attidute could have serious reprecussions Socially, Politically and Geo-politically. The balance of power will shift to those countries with more laisse-faire(sp?) laws(or attitudes) towards these types of technologies.
Originally posted by Thain Esh Kelch
Having the genes doesnt make you capable of speaking dolphin as such. You might have the ability to pronounce sounds as them, but you wouldnt understand their language, and most of what you would say would be gibberish to them. Exactly as if you meet a perosn from another country! You can make the same sounds, but you dont understand crap of what they are saying!