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Britain has taken a giant step in the global race to unravel the mystery of genetic disease after the Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of radical stem cell research which will allow the creation of mixed animal-human embryos.
The dramatic changes will now allow scientists to boost stocks of embryos by creating what are known as 'admixed embryos'. These techniques pave the way for the use of both human and animal genetic materials - mainly from cows and rabbits - to make hybrids known as "cytoplasmic hybrids" or "cybrids". These effectively allow the movement of a human nucleus into an empty animal egg - which makes a genetically 99.9 per cent human.
The legislation means that what are known as chimeras can also be created, using either a combination of human and animal cells or the manufacture of transgenic human embryos that might only include a tiny amount of animal DNA.
Originally posted by the titor experience
I cannot help but wonder if a genetically "99.9 per cent human" may have something missing which is indefinable, yet necessary to be truly human..........this raises some really interesting questions.