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"BEIJING, March 26 (Xinhuanet) -- Scientists have created the world's first human-sheep chimera -- which has the body of a sheep and half-human organs, according to news report Monday.<br><br><br><br>
The sheep have 15 percent human cells and 85 percent animal cells and their evolution brings the prospect of animal organs being transplanted into humans one step closer.<br><br><br><br>
Professor Esmail Zanjani, of the University of Nevada, has spent seven years and about 9.8 million dollars perfecting the technique, which involves injecting adult human cells into a sheep's foetus.<br><br><br><br>
He has already created a sheep liver which has a large proportion of human cells and eventually hopes to precisely match a sheep to a transplant patient, using their own stem cells to create their own flock of sheep.<br><br><br><br>
The process would involve extracting stem cells from the donor's bone marrow and injecting them into the peritoneum of a sheep's foetus.<br><br><br><br>
When the lamb is born, two months later, it would have a liver, heart, lungs and brain that are partly human and available for transplant."<br><br><br><br><a href="http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-03/26/content_5897670.htm" target="_blank">http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/20...nt_5897670.htm</a><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Disturbing as hell! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sick:">
 

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so, how human do you think it would have to be to stop people from killing it? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>isowish</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
so, how human do you think it would have to be to stop people from killing it? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:"></div>
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Not too close to "100% human animal", because obviously being that is not a reason to not be killed (by others of the same kind) till this day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/undecided.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":-/">
 

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This is just plain dangerous. What a great way to give hoof and mouth disease, and other animal diseases, an easy pathway to mutate to a human-contagious form.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Tuffenoughtoroc</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
When the lamb is born, two months later, it would have a liver, heart, lungs and brain that are partly human and available for transplant.</div>
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Who would want a brain transplant? Especially from a sheep? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/dizzy2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":dizzy:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>veggielove</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
This is just plain dangerous. What a great way to give hoof and mouth disease, and other animal diseases, an easy pathway to mutate to a human-contagious form.</div>
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indeed.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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<span style="color:#008000;">That is extremely sad, stupid, and disgusting <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("></span>
 

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i wonder if they raise the percentage of cells that are human will they feel obliged to extend civil rights to sheep?
 
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