Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Human. Animal. HumanAnimal.

You might want to be sitting down for this.

Researchers at Newcastle University in England claim to have created human-animal hybrid embryos.

The embryos were created by injecting DNA from human skin cells into cow eggs.

Yup.

Rest assured, they only lasted three days. And Britain's Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority mandates that all surviving embryos be destroyed after 14 days.

What if these embryos matured? Would they be hunted, caged, kept as pets? Would they be endowed certain inalienable rights? Would we declare a human-animal hybrid history month, honoring history's most prolific human-animal hybrids? Possible candidates:

The Centaur



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The Cowardly Lion

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Bush/Chimpanzee

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1 comment:

Carrie said...

This makes me think of mutated Sigourney Weaver in ALIEN RESSURECTION. "heeellllp meeee"