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Human-Animal Hybrids - What Do You Think?

Original post made by Winslow Arbenaugh, Barron Park, on Jan 17, 2008

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In a diversion from the usual municipal nail-biting, here's something that it would be neat to have a discussion about. We're not quite going to fully grown hybrids, but this will definitely open the door to that possibility,

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 17, 2008 at 8:05 pm

Yuck

No, no, no, for all sorts of reasons.


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Posted by Jennifer
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 17, 2008 at 8:12 pm

What's wrong with it? If this procedure provides stem cells that help with human disease, what is the issue? We already grind up huaman beings to provide such cells, so why not hybrids?


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 20, 2008 at 5:23 am

I believe the ethical question is whether one can preform tests on a hybrid that are not allowable on a human. Like many another problem in ethics, SciFi has been there, done that, Larry Nivins in particular, I believe.


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Posted by janette
a resident of College Terrace
on Jan 20, 2008 at 1:21 pm

I don't understand what the benefit is of creating hybrids to get stem cells? Did I miss something in the article? Do the eggs not interact with the human cells except to provide a growth medium? If they interact, it would seem that the stem cells would be useless to humans.

Although the whole thing is also another way humans misuse animals.


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