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(Scientific American)   Cloning of rhesus monkeys proves difficult. How do you eat your Rhesus?   ( divider line
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2003-04-11 09:39:15 AM  
In pieces.
2003-04-11 09:43:58 AM  
[image from too old to be available]

In Farkistan, monkey eats you!
2003-04-11 09:53:13 AM  
They are doing it wrong. First, you ply it with alcohol, compliment its hair, pick a few gnats from its fur, and then, you...,

Oh. CLoning

Never mind.
2003-04-11 10:00:44 AM  
How do you eat your Rhesus?

With a glass of chianti.
2003-04-11 10:08:56 AM  
First I get it drunk on rice wine.

Then I peel off the top, and get all the goodness out.

Eat Live Monkey Brains! (Real, and a bit disturbing)
2003-04-11 10:21:20 AM  
Smothered in gravy, Texas-style!

/Junior Rodeo Daredevils
2003-04-11 11:08:33 AM  
It'll never work. Better give up. Man will never fly. Oh wait! We could just keep researching and stuff, but then we'd probably just end up solving the problem one day. And we don't want to do that. Who wants more primates sh*tting all over the place and messing things up? (I'm not talking about just monkeys, either.)
2003-04-11 11:48:30 AM  
Did anyone else ever see Faces of Death where they sat around hitting a monkey on the head with little hammers until it died? Then they ate his brains.
2003-04-11 11:57:08 AM  

"The findings indicate that reproductive cloning of primates, including humans, is unachievable using current techniques."

Well there goes my plans to have my very own Asia Carerra clone.

2003-04-11 12:00:29 PM  
Good one Skinink!!! And...I predict you have jacked this thread...let's watch...
2003-04-11 12:00:34 PM  
When you eat your Smarties, do you eat the red ones last?
Do you jump right in the middle, do you find them under glass?
2003-04-11 12:01:03 PM  
I'm surprised that Faces of Death clip about the monkeys at the cult's table isn't a hit mpeg by now.
2003-04-11 12:01:26 PM  
Skinink, how'd you get hold of a DNA sample?
2003-04-11 12:03:05 PM  
With a Xerox machine!

/yuk yuk yuk
2003-04-11 12:04:33 PM  
Githerax: By swabbing a brass pole after she dances.

Mmm....snail trails...
2003-04-11 12:10:30 PM  
First I eat the bloody, juicy, meaty inside... then the crunchy skin afterwards.

It's the only way to eat a rhesus!
2003-04-11 12:24:37 PM  
i still dont quite get why cloning one mammal is different from cloning another.
2003-04-11 12:27:51 PM  
GREAT headline
Laughing at work = good.
2003-04-11 12:33:57 PM  
But we can already clone humans, the Raelians said so! They wouldn't lie to us, would they?

2003-04-11 12:36:00 PM  
AM Malinois: Eat Live Monkey Brains!

Monkey see, monkey stew.
2003-04-11 12:40:17 PM  
There's only one way to eat a Rhesus.
2003-04-11 12:40:59 PM  
There's no wrong way to eat a Rhesus.
2003-04-11 12:48:36 PM  
I just ran a GIS for "rhesus monkey", with this result.
[image from too old to be available]
Apparently they're working on a convertible model for more convenient food preparation.
2003-04-11 12:56:31 PM  
I, uh, did not need to see the photo of the woman breastfeeding the monkey. Oh holy crap.
2003-04-11 01:09:07 PM  
Great headline.
Kiz [BareFark]
2003-04-11 01:44:53 PM

Wow, CNN has a much more complete and informative version of the same article. The basic gist is that the molecular "spindles" that are required for the cell to divide properly are clustered around the actual DNA in primates, whereas in other mammals they're scattered around the whole cell.

Thus, when you suck the existing DNA out of an egg cell and replace it to create a clone, you also end up yanking all of the spindles out, too, by accident. Thus, it can't divide properly.

Until they develop a way to replace the DNA that doesn't also remove the spindles (or find a way to make extra spindles somehow), the process won't work.
2003-04-11 02:02:30 PM  
2003-04-11 02:58:47 PM  
2003-04-11 02:59:21 PM  
best, even...
2003-04-11 04:27:48 PM  
woo-ha! Thanks for the compliments on the headline, it's only my second one that's been good enough to get in.

2003-04-11 06:02:26 PM  
Cute cute cute cute. I love that headline.
2003-04-11 06:13:17 PM  
2003-04-11 07:50:31 PM  
Its better to eat the monkey brains before they go bad, waste not want not. Besides, its not like most animals care that their prey is still alive as they eat it, nor do bacteria.
2003-04-11 09:32:57 PM  
I like to eat mine like cucumbers. Pick 'em out of the garden, peel 'em under cold water, and then dip into peanut butter. Mmmmmmm.

Ohh wait, that's how I eat carrots.

You people are sick!
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