Name:Harrison Location:United States

The Original Lovable Little Fuzzball

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--Alpha Human Mom

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Green Eggs and Ham

"Would you like them
here or there?

"I would not like them
here or there.
I would not like them
I do not like
green eggs and ham."

Before the fe-lyings, before the rabbits, there was Green Eggs and Ham.

"A cloned pig whose genes were altered to make it glow fluorescent green has passed on the trait to its young, a development that could lead to the future breeding of pigs for human transplant organs, a Chinese university reported…

"Robin Lovell-Badge, a genetics expert at Britain’s National Institute for Medical Research, said the technology “to genetically manipulate pigs in this way would be very valuable.”… He said…that organs from genetically altered pigs would potentially solve some of the problems of rejected organs in transplant operations.

"He said the presence of the green protein would allow genetically modified cells to be tracked if they were transplanted into a human. The fact that the pig’s offspring also appeared to have the green genes would indicate that the genetic modification had successfully penetrated every cell, Lovell-Badge added."

Okay, so some green fluorescent porker is gonna' contribute organs to an ailin' human and this guy is braggin' the glowin' green genes had penetrated every cell. Now I'm not the scientific sort, but I do know somethin' 'bout breedin' and cells dividin' and transferrin' genes among my offspring. Can you say fluorescent green humans?

And y'all were worried 'bout China exportin' a little lead in toys.

posted by Harrison at 10:52 PM


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