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(Irish Independent)   Scientists inject mice with human chromosomes. Ratings for mice-based reality TV shows skyrocket   (independent.ie) divider line 19
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2013-07-11 12:17:50 PM
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So this is a documentary now?
 
2013-07-11 12:29:21 PM
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"Well I was shocked. But, er... gradually I came to feel that I was more at ease ... with other mice."
 
2013-07-11 12:41:01 PM
Are you thinking what I'm thinking?
 
2013-07-11 12:42:26 PM
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2013-07-11 12:45:11 PM
I hope they at least remember to buy them some flowers
 
2013-07-11 12:45:35 PM
Now painstakingly train them to squeak in a certain pitch. Arrange them in a rack so that when they are played in a certain order, they will squeak "The Bells of St. Mary's".
 
2013-07-11 12:50:59 PM
Sure but you inject one sheep...
 
2013-07-11 12:56:52 PM

DammitIForgotMyLogin: I hope they at least remember to buy them some flowers


Damn you.

A good book, but one of the hardest books for me to finish, just because once you realize what is going to happen, well; I wanted to throw the book across the room.
 
2013-07-11 01:06:06 PM
The UK has about 150 of these cybrids animal/human combos
 
2013-07-11 01:13:02 PM
I can see the commercial now. "What are they going to do tonight?"

/Same thing they do every night.
 
2013-07-11 01:14:54 PM
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Tried to warn you.
 
2013-07-11 01:24:16 PM

neversubmit: The UK has about 150 of these cybrids animal/human combos


Citation?

Also:
cinetropolis.net
 
2013-07-11 01:24:45 PM

nmrsnr: [upload.wikimedia.org image 200x287]

So this is a documentary now?


Danger Mouse, too.
 
2013-07-11 01:28:57 PM

Ego edo infantia cattus: neversubmit: The UK has about 150 of these cybrids animal/human combos

Citation?

Also:
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I was going to biatch at you for being lazy but... oh all right.

Animal/human 'cybrid' embryos get the OK

Don't say hybrid: say cybrid. That's the new name for an embryo created by combining genetic material from humans with eggs from other animals, most likely rabbits or cows. The terminology could help sidestep the UK's ban on the creation of embryos containing both animal and human genes - and it seems to be working.

On 17 May, the UK government issued a draft bill to overhaul the existing legislation and allow human-animal "cybrids" to be created solely for research purposes. It would also allow animal genes or cells to be added to human embryos for research purposes.

The draft bill runs counter to proposals issued last year prohibiting such research except on a case-by-case basis. However, the new legislation may take many months to finalise - and it is not yet certain whether functional cybrids can be created.

The rationale for cybrids is that animal eggs are plentiful compared ...

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2013-07-11 01:34:37 PM
Headline is a bit misleading.

The study is a about artificial chromosomes, not an actual human chromosome.  The "artificial chromosomes" in question are far, far smaller than actual human (or mouse) chromosomes, and contain only one or a few genes.

This is not fundamentally any different from transgenic mouse technology that has existed for decades.  The only difference is, instead of inserting the human gene somewhere (usually randomly) on a mouse chromosome, they are putting it on a synthetic little piece of DNA that will replicate with cell division like normal chromosomes do.

It's an interesting technology, but ultimately the better approach for fixing genetic defects in human cells will be gene targeting through homologous repair, so that the defective gene is actually removed and replaced with a functional copy.
 
2013-07-11 01:49:00 PM
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2013-07-11 02:40:42 PM
Pink and the Bran - check
Secret of Nimh - check
Biker Mice from Mars - che- what? No?

Ok then

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/it's like Icy Hot Stuntas
//but in mice form
///three blind slashies
 
2013-07-11 03:00:30 PM
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2013-07-11 09:49:29 PM

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I think I've crashed the wrong party.
 
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