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OT - Re: human-animal hybrids - ?????



On Tue, 07 Feb 2006 18:25:54 -0600, Dora Smith wrote
> I am given to understand that George Bush actually made a thing 
> about human-animal hybrids in his State of the Union speech.
> 
> Is there an actual issue here, or has he gone off the deep end worse 
> than we knew he has?

He may have been referring to transgenic animals that have had human gene 
sequences inserted into their genome. The amount of human DNA in them is 
negligable, so they're not really 'hybrids' as such, however there are 
concerns that such transgenic animals may increase the likelyhood of deadly 
diseases being able to jump species barriers.

Way off topic though...

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