Friday, May 18, 2007

Dr. Moreau would be so proud!

How fitting that H.G. Wells' birth country is taking the lead in the legalization of human-animal hybrids.

Money quote, from Professor John Burn, head of the human genetics institute at Newcastle University:

"I'm delighted that common sense has prevailed. I fully understand the knee-jerk reaction that creating human-animal embryos is worrying," he said.

"But what we're talking about here are cells on a dish not a foetus. [No, we're talking about an in-vitro embryo of an unclassifiable species - Rae] We're talking about something that looks like sago under the microscope. And it's illegal to ever turn these cells into a living being."

Oh, it's illegal to turn these cells into a living being.

Yep, that'll stop 'em.

Tip of the hat to Oak Leaves.

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