[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Subject Index][Author Index]
Re: OT - Re: human-animal hybrids - ?????
On Wed, 08 Feb 2006 10:33:08 +1000 firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> 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
> > than we knew he has?
> He may have been referring to transgenic animals that have had human
> sequences inserted into their genome. The amount of human DNA in
> them is
> negligable, so they're not really 'hybrids' as such, however there
> concerns that such transgenic animals may increase the likelyhood of
> diseases being able to jump species barriers.
But according to super rock group, Lover Boy, "pig and elephant DNA just
Ref: South Park episode, Comedy Central.
Clearly, Dubya's speech writers don't watch South Park.