Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Now scientists create a sheep that's 15% human

Animal rights activists fear that if the cells get mixed together, they could end up with cellular fusion, creating a hybrid which would have the features and characteristics of both man and sheep. But Prof Zanjani said: "Transplanting the cells into foetal sheep at this early stage does not result in fusion at all."

(Via Boing Boing.)

Fifteen percent isn't anything to sneeze at, never mind the lack of human characteristics. I wonder what will happen when we reach 25%? Or 50%? Science fiction writer Paul Di Filippo (with whom I'm honored to appear in the upcoming issue of FLURB) arrives at some playful yet disturbing answers in his short story collection "Ribofunk."


Anonymous said...

You need to read The Android's Dream STAT.

post by razorsmile (reluctant to sign in due to the google/blogger hegemony's bullshit)

Mac said...

Hi Razor--

I've seen that at B&N. Looks intriguing; I'll give it a shot!

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