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,
Posted by Walter_E_Wallis, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, 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.
Posted by janette, a resident of the College Terrace neighborhood, 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.