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TextWhile humanizing animals in the name of medical research offers valuable insights into the way human bodies work and diseases develop, clear regulations are needed to make sure humanization of animals is carefully controlled.
Originally posted by Necro69uk
reply to post by Skorpiogurl
That is a real can of worms to be opened there. Consider this, we pride ourselves of being the most intelligent species on this planet. Now, by tampering with Human DNA and subjecting that to an animal, bearing in mind what type of animal could lead to disasterous results.
Also, if this was to happen to say, a primate or a dolphin you could in effect up the stakes in the evolution ladder.
This is very dangerous for ALL involved and hope it is pursued no further.
Remember Planet of the Apes? And the the new Rise of the Apes?
One day we will have our backsides kicked......and kicked hard.
Originally posted by luckythirteen
I would imagine that creating some kind of monster that breaks out of a lab and runs riot isn't very likely. I just can't see scientists sitting back and watching something grow out of their control.
What does scare me however, is if the findings from these projects find their way into our food. I'm all for GM crops if we have the choice between those or organic, and I believe that GM is a good thing for poor countries where farming conditions are harsh. I think playing with the DNA of animals for food is very dangerous though. There's simply not enough evidence around on what it could do to us in a few years time.
I have been concerned about genes and hormones when it comes to food for some years. Has anyone noticed the incredible difference between the 11 year old children of today and those from two or three decades ago? Girls especially seem to be developing into adults younger and younger.
I don't believe that this is simply down to a better diet.
Originally posted by Skorpiogurl
I totally agree and am also concerned about what goes into our food.
But when you say you can't see scientists sitting back and watching something grow out of their control... My thought on that is it may not come down to "their" control. I think a lot of this type of research, testing and experimentation is fuled by greed and power. And sometimes things happen so quickly by the time you figure out that it's out of your control, it's too late.