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Spanish Researchers Want to Tag Human Embryos With Bar Codes
Fox News ^ | 10/13/2010 | Loren Grush

Posted on 12/20/2010 3:36:46 PM PST by Former Fetus

In futuristic movies like "Aliens 2" and "12 Monkeys," prisoners are bar coded for easy identification. But today's reality is even wilder: Scientists have proposed bar-coding embryos.

Researchers from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain have just finished testing a method for imprinting microscopic bar codes on mouse embryos -- a procedure they plan to test soon on humans. The venture is meant to avoid mismatches during in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer procedures. But privacy experts and children's rights advocates were instantly concerned by the concept of "direct labeling" of embryos, calling for transparency in the process.

“An embryo is a human life, so we have to move forward with this very, very cautiously,” Pam Dixon, executive director for the World Privacy Forum, told FoxNews.com. “Obviously we can’t ask the embryo what it wants, so the individual making the donation must consent to this as well as the individual receiving the donation. There’s got to be a lot of public discussion.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: embryos; madscientists; markofthebeast; prolife; spain
Safe? Yeah!
Evaporate as the embryo develops into a fetus? You've got to be kidding!

I don't know what bothers me more, the lack of respect for the sanctity of human life or the eerie reminder of the coming mark of the Beast!


1 posted on 12/20/2010 3:36:53 PM PST by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

Are they...evil? Or crazy? Both?


2 posted on 12/20/2010 3:38:11 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Mengele clones no doubt with the same goals.


3 posted on 12/20/2010 3:38:44 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Former Fetus

Not in my lifetime!


4 posted on 12/20/2010 3:39:51 PM PST by Monkey Face (Wise men still seek Him.)
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To: Former Fetus

I’d like these IDIOTS tagged! Won’t say with what....


5 posted on 12/20/2010 3:44:25 PM PST by goodnesswins (You deciding how to spend your health care $, thatÂ’s freedom. Govt deciding, thats a death panel)
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To: Former Fetus
One more step towards THX1138...

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6 posted on 12/20/2010 4:00:22 PM PST by Cyber Ninja (Live and Let Live; is not working...)
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To: Former Fetus
Researchers from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain have just finished testing a method for imprinting microscopic bar codes on mouse embryos -- a procedure they plan to test soon on humans.

Someone bucking for a Mengele Award? Would this be a Nuremberg Code violation? Or don't the embryos qualify as "human" under the law?

7 posted on 12/20/2010 4:08:32 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: Former Fetus

This sounds like the Mark of the Beast stuff...


8 posted on 12/20/2010 4:40:54 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah; Diana in Wisconsin; ExTexasRedhead; metmom; Tired of Taxes; ...

This is even weirder and scarier than science fiction. Will their bar codes be run by the bar code of a certain powerful politician whose code number consists of three identical digits?


9 posted on 12/20/2010 5:03:24 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Former Fetus

No coMent necessRy


10 posted on 12/20/2010 5:10:35 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (oy. Again I say, oy.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Welcome to the real Twilight Zone of Liberal Insanity.


11 posted on 12/20/2010 5:50:46 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Former Fetus

Revelation 13

15And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain. 16Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, 17so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. 18 This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.


12 posted on 12/20/2010 6:06:21 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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