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US may fund research to create mixed human-animal embryos

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Researchers for the first time created microbes containing artificial DNA, expanding the universal genetic code that guides life. The advance one day could lead to new antibiotics, vaccines and other medical products not possible with today's bioscience.

(Worthy News) - Research that mixes human cells into animal embryos could get US government funds for the first time under a new proposal that has stoked concerns about ethics and the limits of science.

Some say the research has the potential to spark major medical breakthroughs in diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's or conditions like infertility, and could help grow organs for human transplant, which are in short supply.

Critics, however, worry that these mixtures, or chimeras -- named after the monster in Greek mythology with a lion's head, goat's body and dragon's tail -- raise complex moral questions and go beyond what is acceptable in modern society. [ Source ]

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5 thoughts on “US may fund research to create mixed human-animal embryos

  1. Will the new half-breeds have the "feet of a bear" or the "mouth of a lion"? Perhaps the Anti-Christ will look like an inbred half-breed reject. Either way, he will look quite charred once our King returns! I truly do not see this whole half-breed experiment actually working. It will be just another way to launder tax payer money into the wrong pockets, while the general public thinks it is actually going into this research. Regardless, it is a bad idea.

  2. "Some say the research has the potential to spark major medical breakthroughs in diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's or conditions like infertility, and could help grow organs for human transplant, which are in short supply."

    Well now this is good. But knowing scientists as I do, especially ungodly scientists, some of them are bound to create a monster or worse. So many things that have happened in my lifetime were foreshadowed in science fiction or fantasy stories. Those same stories always showed that when man plays god the results are disastrous. So if I was a member of congress I'd vote no funding this research.

  3. Question i pose is when is it time for christians to wholly withdraw from all the lawlessness in government .
    Many "christians" go with rome a pagen state posing as a church and many christians go with what the world calls israel another pagan state .

    So what will happen .

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