|I will not eat them, Sam I Am, I will not eat Green Eggs...
||[Jan. 13th, 2006|07:03 am]
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...but Green Ham is a distinct possibility.
Hmm. See, now I'm getting a little worried.
I was laughing at all the "Chicken Little" groupies out there. Movies like The Island and The 6th Day are one thing, but in general people are overhyperbolizing the whole cloning issue.
I have to admit, though... fluorescent pigs do concern me. How can that *not* have an impact on the ecosystem?
Um... by not making someone who eats them green?
Especially if, as the article states, they are solely used for stem-cell research.
That's the big "IF". There are other "ifs", too, though.
IF the pig is used to breed piglets, for example. I'm not ready to claim it's raining clouds or anything... just that I think this genetic engineering feat is a little different than making seedless watermelon. ;)
They did indicate that, out of the many pregnancies attempted, only a very few "took." That being the case, I'm guessing that it would be just a wee bit expensive to try to breed them for anything *but* research.