recent wave of attacks from people on people eating their victims is causing me to wonder if society has been unleashed with Transhuman like animals. Scientists have been experiencing with the mixing of Human DDA with Animal DNA – could these “creatures” be a science experiment gone wrong?
In a scenario that a panel of scientists with the Academy of Medical Sciences warned bears resemblance to Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” British scientists have created more than 150 human-animal hybrid embryos in secret research conducted in British laboratories.
According to the Daily Mail, 155 “admixed” embryos, containing both human and animal genetic material, have been created over the past three years by scientists who said stem cells could be harvested from the embryos to be used in research into possible cures for a wide range of diseases.
The secret research was revealed after a committee of scientists warned of a nightmare scenario in which the creation of human-animal hybrids could go too far.
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( H/T) : While 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.
Extreme scenarios, such as putting brain cells into primates to create talking apes, may remain science fiction, but researchers around the world are constantly pushing boundaries.
Chinese scientists have already introduced human stem cells into goat fetuses and U.S. researchers have studied the idea of creating a mouse with human brain cells — though they have not actually done so.
Such controversial research needs special oversight, according to a report from Britain’s Academy of Medical Sciences on the use of animals containing human material.
Controversial attempts to create human-animal hybrid embryos for medicine may be doomed to failure, scientists say.
Tests suggest that combining human DNA with an egg cell taken from a female rabbit or cow does not work.
Although the human-animal hybrids looked normal under the microscope, they were genetically flawed, meaning they may be of little use to medicine or science.
In 2009, British cloning pioneer Sir Ian Wilmut described the findings – published today by a team of U.S. researchers – as ‘very disappointing’.
The research team claimed that if the same results are repeated elsewhere, it would mean the protracted debate over the ethics of human-animal hybrids over the past couple of years would have been a waste of time.
Researchers want to create embryo clones as a source of unlimited valuable stem cells – the ‘parent cells’ in an embryo that can turn into any other type of tissue, from heart muscle to brain cells.
These stem cells could be used to treat a host of diseases – including heart problems, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s.
But because of the shortage of human egg donors, the hybrids were proposed as a way of creating large numbers of human embryo clones to harvest stem cells in bulk.
However, the new study, published in the journal Cloning And Stem Cells, suggests animal-human clones are unlikely to succeed.
All sounds like Huxley’s Brave New World:
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(H/T) Transhumanism, a movement which advocates the need to develop better humans (or posthumans) by means of eliminating aging and enhancing human’s intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities, strongly support the ongoing researches to create human-animal hybrids.
The Academy of Medical Sciences which published a report in July, examining the use of “animals containing human material” (ACHM) in researches, explains the need to create human-animal hybrid which they term as ACHM.
The paper denies “likely” cross fertilization of humans and animals by means of fusing human eggs or sperms with animals’ reproductive mechanism.
“Human reproductive tissues can be implanted in various places (such as under the skin) in the recipient animal rather than into its own reproductive system, so there is little possibility of fertilization.” Nevertheless, if in case an “inadvertent” cross fertilization occurs, “it is very unlikely that the event would result in a viable embryo.”
Researchers admits the possibility of “human appearance or behavioral traits” in ACHMs and express their concern about “blurring of these (physical looks and behavior) boundaries” and calls for national expert advice in proceeding with any ACHM research involving creation of what is being popularly called as “human-animal hybrid monsters.”
They also answer the issue of introducing human memory to primates. If there is any uncertainty over “possible changes to an animal’s brain function following a procedure, the work should proceed cautiously and incrementally, and should be subject to additional oversight by a national body of experts.”