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




On Wed, 08 Feb 2006 10:33:08 +1000 dannj@alphalink.com.au 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 
> 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.


But according to super rock group, Lover Boy, "pig and elephant DNA just
won't splice".
Ref:  South Park episode, Comedy Central.

Clearly, Dubya's speech writers don't watch South Park.

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