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Mar. 26th, 2007

02:46 pm - Chimeras -- Scientists create a 15%-human sheep

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According to this article, scientists have succeeded in creating a sheep that is composed 15% of human tissue. It reminds me a little bit of books and stories that I have read. If you want to read a bit more about this sort of thing, in the science fiction realm, read on.

You might find this book interesting: The Illegal Rebirth of Billy the Kid, by Rebecca Ore. It is about "dog meat robots", chimeras, the times, rights and lives of artificial people made of initially-dog-sourced DNA. It starts out somewhat silly, but becomes quite ominous. Another author, Octavia Butler, does a much less cyberpunk and rather more serious treatment of DNA mixture (this time by aliens), in a trilogy that starts with Dawn.

Cheers! generalist

news story ganked from ironkite

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Date:March 27th, 2007 01:38 am (UTC)
How many human genes must it have before people freak out at the suggestion of mint jelly?
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Date:March 27th, 2007 02:01 am (UTC)
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