Saturday, June 11, 2016
“HumAnbryos”: Human-Animal Embryos For Growing Human Organs
Scientists are now inserting human genes into animal embryos, resulting in chimeras that can be placed into pig or sheep bodies for incubating. Eventually the organs grown can be harvested for human-inbound transplantation. Such chimeric creations have not yet been permitted to come to term per regulations and ethical guidelines in the U.S. and other countries.
But, of course, there are places in the world, much as the rogue nation of Isle Libido in The Hot Monkey Love Trial, where there are no rules or arbitrary constraints like medical ethics or a sense for natural order. What's to stop them?
Whether you call it gene-editing or cooking something up in the bio-kitchen, the scientists have a good idea of how to make a human pancreas for one of the countless who die each year waiting for a transplant.
RECIPE FOR HUMAN PANCREAS
-Take one pig embryo and remove the pig pancreas gene.
-Add synthesized molecule and let simmer until the pig pancreas gene is permanently “deleted.”
-Now add a dash of human-induced pluripotent stem cells.
-Place “HumOink” embryo into pig uterus and bake until pancreas grown and ready.
-Serves one (1) human.
Where fresh pigs are unavailable, substitute with sheep.