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Human-animal embryo study wins approval
the Guardian (U.K.) ^ | Tuesday September 4 2007 | Ian Sample, science correspondent

Posted on 09/04/2007 7:46:25 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa

(Excerpt) Plans to allow British scientists to create human-animal embryos are expected to be approved tomorrow by the government's fertility regulator. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority published its long-awaited public consultation on the controversial research yesterday, revealing that a majority of people were "at ease" with scientists creating the hybrid embryos.

Researchers want to create hybrid embryos by merging human cells with animal eggs, in the hope they will be able to extract valuable embryonic stem cells from them. The cells form the basic building blocks of the body and are expected to pave the way for revolutionary therapies for diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and even spinal cord injuries

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bioethics; bravenewworld; chimeras; frankesteinhybrids; freakshow; humananimalhybrids; panacea
Where will this lead?
1 posted on 09/04/2007 7:46:26 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa
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To: ConorMacNessa

“scientists creating the hybrid embryos” should be required to use only human eggs or sperm from themselves or their family members.......


2 posted on 09/04/2007 7:49:45 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: ConorMacNessa
Genesis 11:6 (New American Standard Bible)

6 The LORD said, "Behold, they are one people, and they all have (A)the same language. And this is what they began to do, and now nothing which they purpose to do will be impossible for them.


3 posted on 09/04/2007 7:50:13 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68

I like that.


4 posted on 09/04/2007 7:50:38 AM PDT by DManA
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To: ConorMacNessa

This will lead more or less to the same place this other thread suggests:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1817143/posts

Undocumented humans.


5 posted on 09/04/2007 7:53:13 AM PDT by RightWhale (It's Brecht's donkey, not mine)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Remember the movie “The Fly” ???????


6 posted on 09/04/2007 7:54:49 AM PDT by brooklyn dave (Time to Spank the Mullahs!!!!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

In my limited understanding, it is the adult stem cells (drawn from cord blood for example) where all the success has been. Why follow a path that has been so unsuccessful.


7 posted on 09/04/2007 7:55:12 AM PDT by wmfights (LUKE 9:49-50 , MARK 9:38-41)
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To: ConorMacNessa
The cells form the basic building blocks of the body and are expected
to pave the way for revolutionary therapies for diseases such
as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and even spinal cord injuries


And if it's as successful as Embryonic stem cell research
(so far)...could be funded by display of the work-product at
some carnival freakshow.

Yes, I'm being a bit flippant.
Research on Embryonic stem cells and these hybrids may yet
yield cures for all sorts of human maladies.

But I'll still be (at the least) a bit bothered by the freak-show
(Frankenstein) aspect of the work.

Feel free to call me "old school".
8 posted on 09/04/2007 7:58:15 AM PDT by VOA
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To: ConorMacNessa

This as been bugging me all weekend. This has gt to be one of the sickest things we have ever witnessed.

I just wonder how far God will let this go.


9 posted on 09/04/2007 7:58:25 AM PDT by GulfBreeze (Support America, Support Duncan Hunter for President.)
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To: wmfights

My limited understanding is in accord. Frankly, I’m alarmed to see this development and see nothing but evil coming from it.


10 posted on 09/04/2007 7:59:19 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: NYer; Salvation

Though you might be interested in this.


11 posted on 09/04/2007 8:00:59 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

bump for later


12 posted on 09/04/2007 8:04:43 AM PDT by JamesP81
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To: ConorMacNessa

I wonder if these “scientists” will be wearing black robes and pentagram because this is pure witchery.


13 posted on 09/04/2007 8:06:42 AM PDT by DungeonMaster (concerning His promise.....not willing that any (of whom?) should perish but that all...)
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To: All

Just a more sophisticated attempt at the old Soviet “ape-man” experiments. Probably get further, as there won’t really be a need to have human females carry the ape embryos; surprisingly, there weren’t that many volunteers when the Russkies attempted it?!?


14 posted on 09/04/2007 8:15:50 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Lady In Blue; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; nickcarraway; Romulus; ...
Martin Rees, president of the Royal Society, said: "The HFEA's consultation reveals welcome recognition of the potential of this research, [with] 61% of the general public agreeing with the creation of human-animal embryos, if it may help understand diseases, with only a quarter opposed to this research."

Frightening!

Look for corporations in other countries to follow suit.

Catholic Ping
Please freepmail me if you want on/off this list


15 posted on 09/04/2007 8:16:51 AM PDT by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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To: ConorMacNessa

I believe this was the original reason for objecting to embryo stem cell research....animal hosts. I think this objection goes quite a way back.


16 posted on 09/04/2007 8:48:16 AM PDT by Sacajaweau ("The Cracker" will be renamed "The Crapper")
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To: ConorMacNessa

I wonder how many people would eat those mammals.....


17 posted on 09/04/2007 8:48:17 AM PDT by Fawn (http://www.brightlion.com/InHope/InHope_en.aspx)
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To: wmfights
"In my limited understanding, it is the adult stem cells (drawn from cord blood for example) where all the success has been. Why follow a path that has been so unsuccessful."

Good question. I think it's because they're not really interested in actual, therapeutic "cures," certainly not in the short run. They only use "therapeutic research" as the funding bait. You can do nearly anything if you say you're going to "cure Alzheimers." I would imagine some people would OK putting chunks of toddler in a Hamilton blender if they thought they could get cells that would "cure Altzheimers."

The real reason, IMHO, is to generate interesting new life forms for the breeding of Untermenschen and Übermenschen: subhumans and superhumans.

Untimately, the goal would be to put future human evolution in the hands of a tiny elite of world technicians.

I intend to do more reading on Transhumanism, the animating philosophy of these manipulations of the sources and structures of human life.

18 posted on 09/04/2007 8:55:22 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Live and let live.)
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To: VOA

I notice they make reference to “ethicists.” They are there to make it appear that someone cares about “ethics,” and to promote the pretense that the ethical questions are “complex.”


19 posted on 09/04/2007 10:00:55 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Live and let live.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Where will this lead?

Just the slow, continual bloodletting of all human decency from the town square. How many souls will be swept up and lost to the enticement of "progress" at the expense of our growing alienation from God? The great irony of trying to eliminate human misery, only to create a tidal wave more! At the end of the day, mankind has become less than human - a tragedy that can't be quantified.

20 posted on 09/04/2007 10:28:35 AM PDT by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
They are there to make it appear that someone cares about “ethics,”
and to promote the pretense that the ethical questions are “complex.”


That is one less-than-salutory aspect of the business world melding
with the world of science.

As the old saying goes:
"If you can fake sincerity, you've really got it made!"
21 posted on 09/04/2007 12:51:24 PM PDT by VOA
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To: ConorMacNessa
so, let's see...attempting to create a sub-class of humans as stem - cell donors? Wow. Hitler lives.

But the wicked will come to nothing, and, where sin abounds, grace does all the more abound.

And it's a good thing.

22 posted on 09/04/2007 2:22:05 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I'm an endangered species. And I don't want your protection.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Sick.


23 posted on 09/04/2007 5:15:58 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: ConorMacNessa; Coleus; Peach; airborne; Asphalt; Dr. Scarpetta; I'm ALL Right!; StAnDeliver; ...
Where will this lead?

I'm afraid this will lead to nothing that's good, just a waste of money.

24 posted on 09/04/2007 7:38:29 PM PDT by neverdem (Call talk radio. We need a Constitutional Amendment for Congressional term limits. Let's Roll!)
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