posted on Jul, 23 2011 @ 11:32 AM
Originally posted by boncho
Originally posted by TDawgRex
reply to post by boncho
I have a feeling that someone is curious and would hide a viable embryo for longer than that, just to see what happens. It's what scientists do.
Hypothesizes, research & observe.
I would hope so!
reply to post by TiggersTheMan
Wasn't that the main plot of Splice? *shamefully wonders if I'm the only weirdo who watched that movie*
That movie was more of an atrocity than genetic engineering could be any day....
It must have been quite horrid. My teenaged son put his foot down and said, No, Mom, no.
Seriously, as one poster already pointed out, this type of splicing is done and has been done by other countries, and is used in more therapies than
you could shake a stick at.
Most progress being made today is related to this type of research in some way, since humans accept tissues and materials much better if there is a
human base to them, genetically, chemically, you just never know where the problem may lie.
The gist of most of what I have found is that they take human cells that transport or are absorbed well, add helpful genes from other animals, or
vice-versa, and make medications and other applications from those resulting mosaics.
And it is conveniently wrapped in an argument no one could win: What if it was your loved one who needed this?
Who is realistically able to argue with that, and still remain humane themselves?