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…the integration of human DNA, cells, or tissues into animals has been undertaken since the 1960s. Transgenic animals (with one or more human genes in their makeup) and chimeras (with some human cells or tissues amongst their own animal tissues)…
…mice with “humanised” immune systems… Transgenic goats carrying a human gene
…research using such animals has received very little public recognition - or even discussion.
Plasmids and transposons can actually induce bacteria to conjugate, creating opportunities for horizontal transmission of themselves and the resistance gene!
The rate of horizontal transmission of antibiotic resistance plasmids is increased in food preservation-stressed bacteria
An H-NS-like Stealth Protein Aids Horizontal DNA Transmission in Bacteria
Animal antibiotic use has an early but important impact on the emergence of antibiotic resistance in human commensal bacteria
I'm not sure what it is They're after.
... in studies where it is morally or practically impossible to conduct the experiments in humans, and where alternative approaches, such as computer simulations or cell cultures, are not adequately representative of the system being studied. Such approaches are used to determine the function of human genes by expressing the relevant DNA segment in an animal and observing its effect, or to test, develop, and produce therapies for disease, among other applications.
I do think regulations should be in place.
Thanks for the informative post! S&F!
Originally posted by Raivan31
We are not gonna see a 'Island of Dr Moreau' scenario or anything.
Originally posted by Raivan31
The biggest danger is that they might accidentally mutate a virus or some such so that it is able to effect humans.
Its a pandoras box for sure. Not going to get put back with the lid closed..
and I find that scary.
The "box" was actually a large jar (πιθος pithos) given to Pandora (Πανδώρα) ("all-gifted"), which contained all the evils of the world. When Pandora opened the jar, all its contents except for one item were released into the world. The one remaining item was Hope. Today, opening Pandora's box means to create evil that cannot be undone.
Why do I find myself thinking that this makes GMO's look like childs play?
Ten years on and the cognitive implant almost complete. Only forgiveness, faith, surrender
and acceptance left to make the conditioning neurologic, response-impregnated and absolute.
Originally posted by sugarcookie1
Im glad there doing this i have CF and its genetic it would be great if they could find a cure or new treatments or produce therapies for this horrible disease ..cell-replacement is a wonderful idea i hope they never stop this program..Peace,sugarcookie1
At present, there are NO regulations, standards or guidelines for such "biomedical research," genetic modification and genetic engineering in the UK or elsewhere. The working group's report encourages other countries to "consider these issues, and catalyse the development of international standards and guidelines."
Originally posted by burntheships
reply to post by Maxmars
....... sheds light on the direct connection between
GMO organisms ( aka GMO 'food') and disease, syndromes, and eventually death.
The 35S promoter, derived from the common plant virus, cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV), is a component of transgenic constructs in more than 80% of genetically modified (GM) plants. Alarming reports have suggested that the 35S promoter might cause accidental activation of plant genes or endogenous viruses, promote horizontal gene transfer, or might even recombine with mammalian viruses such as HIV, with unexpected consequences. In this article, we discuss the properties of CaMV and the 35S promoter and the potential risks associated with the use of the promoter in GM plants, concluding that any risks are no greater than those encountered in conventional plant breeding
Blood Protein from Rice
Scientists genetically engineer rice to produce a safe, pure, and much-needed human plasma protein.
The highly sought-after plasma protein, human serum albumin (HSA), can now be produced at high yield and purity in rice, according to a report published today (October 31) in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Using the rice-derived protein in place of its blood-derived counterpart will not only ease demand but also eliminate the risk of spreading diseases.
.....before rice HSA can be used in humans it will need to go through extensive clinical trials. Furthermore, to generate sufficient quantities of HSA to meet global demand—an estimated 500 tons a year—production will need to be scaled up to open-field farming, which will bring its own share of red tape. So, while the prospects for rice HSA are exciting, Twyman says, “we are not going to see blood-derived HSA replaced tomorrow.”