knowless: so yall do realise that "viral genes" are like diseases that transmit interpersonally and irrevocably alter your genetic makep right? like, the worst kind of potentially nonlethal disease possible?it's not like it will contaminate the entire world food supply right? oh wait, .. whatevr.fark all of you.
Rustico: Isn't this why the FDA and all the regulators should be abolished--so the companies can police themselves?I mean, they would never let something like this occur If left to their own, right?Right?
LesserEvil: Cows have a gene that expresses itself as udders in female.So.... we've been eating beef for thousands of years, why haven't women sprouted 8 teats?I'm really sick of this anti-GM crap. Bad science designed to scare half-wits. Without GM crops half the world starves.
vinniethepoo: Hah, "Independent" Science News as in not peer-reviewed or even fact-checked (I'll bet.)
NickelP: Is this basically the equivalent of saying if a chick blows someone with cancer she can get it too or am i missing something?
Kaydub: Genetically antagonistic corn. Really?
untaken_name: Rustico: Isn't this why the FDA and all the regulators should be abolished--so the companies can police themselves?I mean, they would never let something like this occur If left to their own, right?Right?No, we should pay an arm and a leg for regulatory bodies because they prevented it, right? Right?
Insatiable Jesus: Lsherm: Is There a Direct Human Toxicity Issue?When Gene VI is intentionally expressed in transgenic plants, it causes them to become chlorotic (yellow), to have growth deformities, and to have reduced fertility in a dose-dependent manner (Ziljstra et al 1996). Plants expressing Gene VI also show gene expression abnormalities. These results indicate that, not unexpectedly given its known functions, the protein produced by Gene VI is functioning as a toxin and is harmful to plants (Takahashi et al 1989). Since the known targets of Gene VI activity (ribosomes and gene silencing) are also found in human cells, a reasonable concern is that the protein produced by Gene VI might be a human toxin. This is a question that can only be answered by future experiments.We don't have any idea, so read this scary sounding article instead because we we don't like genetically modified crops.Wow, I'm glad a scientist showed up and told someone.
Nofun: GM Spider Bite = Spiderman (in the latest installments anyways)GM Soy Plant = Soyman???
cameroncrazy1984: Where's the downside here?
some_beer_drinker: or, give some of us super powers. i want to be invisible, or be able to fly. eat up, everyone. there is only one way to be sure.
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