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(Guardian)   Scientists have discovered how to make chickens lay eggs with medicine inside.   ( guardian.co.uk) divider line
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2002-03-30 10:21:09 AM  
...and they still haven't figured out how to make them lay scrambled?
2002-03-30 10:22:21 AM  
Big Deal! Cadbury has been laying eggs with choclate and cream in them... Much more exciting!
2002-03-30 10:25:28 AM  
Now if they could just get them to include a little bacon.... MMMMMmmmmm Baaaaacon
2002-03-30 10:25:54 AM  
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I say, I say WTF yall.
2002-03-30 10:32:41 AM  
This will not be a new way to ingest drugs, as the proteins created would be torn apart by our digestive system. Rather, it is potentially an economical way to produce certain medicines.

That is particularly cool.

BTW, Mr. Leghorn will not be participating.
2002-03-30 10:46:03 AM  
A useful science article, and NOT on Cosmiverse? I'd better go make sure the sky isn't falling...

This is very cool, and if they can get soybean membranes to produce other drugs, that would be even cooler. There's a very expensive process that can produce large quantities of vanilla oil in vast sheets of tissue--no real bean--and the same process is being researched to be applied to other pharmaceuticals to bring down the cost of production. Between this, spidersilk milk glands, and a few other things in the works, this could be a very interesting decade, science-wise.
2002-03-30 10:49:03 AM  
If the National Egg Council starts pushing for eggs filled with pupil-dilating goodness, I'm so there.
2002-03-30 11:17:42 AM  
Have they taught them how to lay eggs with pantyhose in them yet?
2002-03-30 11:20:42 AM  
So how long until they can get the Chicken to piss out Crown Royal ?
2002-03-30 11:31:46 AM  
Eggs with Zocor? great idea! Next, smokes with Zyban... Then a good Rum that promotes liver re-generation
2002-03-30 12:21:48 PM  
They've been doing this type of thing for years with flu vaccines. If you infect a chicken with the flu, the eggs that it lays are superconcentrated with antibodies, which are then extracted and used in flu shots. Same principle, but still very interesting.
2002-03-30 02:10:05 PM  
my new band, alien protein
2002-03-30 02:58:27 PM  
I'll have 2 eggs, over easy, with Nyquil in them.
2002-03-30 03:10:29 PM  
Thats nothing. My mom has some eggs with PANTYHOSE in them. Can you believe that?
2002-03-30 04:52:09 PM  
Wanker-And they've been getting rabbits to lay the eggs also.I'm scared to find out what other freaky science is going on at the Cadbury's labs.
2002-03-30 05:38:16 PM  
Hash omlettes anyone?

Oh shiat that is definatly a catch 22...
2002-03-30 05:45:04 PM  
why have hash omelettes when you can have hash browns </pun>
2002-03-30 06:06:41 PM  
I'd love my eggs spiked with a little X in the morning.
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