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Old 09-15-2005, 07:50 PM   #11
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what kind of reassurances do you have about the "human cow." 8)
I can only assure you that we live in a world where science and technology has advanced so fast that the ethicists and policymakers are having difficulty keeping up.
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At the risk of sounding dumb: What's the human cow?
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Sure...they get black-death mice, and the best I can hope for is a rabid bat...

Q-Toffer....there are a couple of BSL-3 facilities not far from me, and the Uni here is pushing for a BSL-4....just better be downwind from my place....
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At the risk of sounding dumb: What's the human cow?
http://www.globalchange.com/humancow.htm

Using the same technique used to create the world's first cloned sheep, scientists in a MA biotech company claim to have replaced the nucleus of a cow ovum with one taken from a human cell. They say that the ovum divided a few times before the experiment was stopped.
This was published in an electronic journal that is no longer in print. I haven't been able to see the paper, so I really can't comment on it's scientific validity.
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Q-Toffer....there are a couple of BSL-3 facilities not far from me, and the Uni here is pushing for a BSL-4....just better be downwind from my place....
They're building a BSL-3 lab right across the hall from the lab where I work! 8O I hear they'll be working with TB and pneumonic plague in it...can't wait!

If you guys do get a BSL-4, it will be the second such facility in all of Canada, and one of only 16 in the world! A sure-fire tourist attraction! :P
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If you guys do get a BSL-4, it will be the second such facility in all of Canada, and one of only 16 in the world! A sure-fire tourist attraction! :P
Actually, we have 5, but only one is currently open (Arlington St.)....four others have been fully constructed and 2 of those fully outfitted, but they are currently sitting idle and unused. The most infamous was the Toronto one, which was ready to go when public outcry stopped its opening...it remains untouched to this day.
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it will likely be killed and eaten by its cagemates.

EWW!!!

Having worked with mice and rats in the past, all I can say is, "I am so glad I don't have to deal with those furry little trouble makers anymore!!"
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EWW!!!
Bah, mice and rats are halfway decent...its the hamsters that are nasty, rampaging cannibals.
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After finding a wild house mouse in our dwarf hamster cage I have put a stop to all rodents. No more smelly rodents! Plus our dwarf hamster was sooooo mean!
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Plus our dwarf hamster was sooooo mean!
All dwarf hamsters are evil....I don't know why anyone would own one.
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