|Oh don't look so smug. Remember the WMD's? Yeah, thought so.|
|"Are you for goddamn kidding me?"|
-Bebop, noted human/pig hybrid
Ok, and do you know how sometimes the only thing that can save a seriously ill person is an organ transplant and that viable organs aren't always available? Keep that in mind while I explain the horror show that some researchers from the University of California, Davis have cooked up. Step one: implant human organ cells into a pig embryo. Step two: wait for human-pig monster to mature. Step three: harvest organs. Step four: contemplate the soul-crushing implications of what you've wrought upon the world.
The researchers have replaced the pancreas cells in some pig embryos with human pancreas cells which should allow them to grow a human compatible organ. But they're not going to let them mature until they're sure that the pigs won't develop other human characteristics that would make us feel even ickier about harvesting their organs.
|Because last thing we need is our organ |
banks singing duets with Christin Chenoweth.
|Click here to learn this one weird|
trick that lets you meddle with
the very building blocks of life!
|Aww, look, they're engineering |
the Kwisatz Hederach. So adorbs!
As for the squealing, half-human, unwilling organ donors UC Davis may one day be turning out, I don't know. I mean, it sounds pretty horrible, just breeding these animals for spare parts, but I think I'd change my mind pretty quick if I needed a new liver. Thanks science, thanks for another confusing, morally ambiguous breakthrough.
|Also, I kind of like carnitas, so I should probably just shut up.|