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    Japanese scientist claims breakthrough with organ grown in sheep

    Within a decade or two, your next pancreas, liver, or even heart might be grown in a sheep from stem cells taken from your body.

    Not only are there ethical considerations by some people, but how about the possibility of a species-jumping disease that turns into a pandemic, wiping out millions of people?

    However, having said this, I don't think the idea is really all that baaaaaaad.

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    Re: Japanese scientist claims breakthrough with organ grown in sheep

    No thanks.

    I am a vegetarian, I do not want an animal to die, just so we can harvest it's organs.
    Plus, I wouldn't want part of a sheep inside me, either. You can digest meat, take a crap, and it'll be out of your system, but always having that sheep inside of you is something completely different, and it's no better than eating meat.

    Animals are already raised for mundane purposes, adding another one, even if the animal doesn't die, where you disect live animals for their organs, to me, is just plain wrong.

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    Re: Japanese scientist claims breakthrough with organ grown in sheep

    Quote Originally Posted by George VI View Post
    No thanks.

    I am a vegetarian, I do not want an animal to die, just so we can harvest it's organs.
    Plus, I wouldn't want part of a sheep inside me, either. You can digest meat, take a crap, and it'll be out of your system, but always having that sheep inside of you is something completely different, and it's no better than eating meat.

    Animals are already raised for mundane purposes, adding another one, even if the animal doesn't die, where you disect live animals for their organs, to me, is just plain wrong.
    Its not part of a sheep, its a part of you by your own cells.

    I certainly think replacing organs for a longer life is certainly "better than eating meat." That sheep could translate into a longer life, rather than a nice meal.

    So long as the body recognizes the organ and does not reject it, I am down.
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    Re: Japanese scientist claims breakthrough with organ grown in sheep

    Cheaper than growing a whole clone in a bastard farm. And symbolically, I like the idea of eating the sheep that grew my replacement organs.

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    Re: Japanese scientist claims breakthrough with organ grown in sheep

    Daaaaaaaaaaaaddy

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    Re: Japanese scientist claims breakthrough with organ grown in sheep

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Cheaper than growing a whole clone in a bastard farm. And symbolically, I like the idea of eating the sheep that grew my replacement organs.
    I envision comedian Steven Wright about 20 years from now, creating a self-cannibalization joke.
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    Re: Japanese scientist claims breakthrough with organ grown in sheep

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Within a decade or two, your next pancreas, liver, or even heart might be grown in a sheep from stem cells taken from your body.

    Not only are there ethical considerations by some people, but how about the possibility of a species-jumping disease that turns into a pandemic, wiping out millions of people?

    However, having said this, I don't think the idea is really all that baaaaaaad.

    Article is here
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    Re: Japanese scientist claims breakthrough with organ grown in sheep

    someone's been watching too many Sci-Fi movies.

    I wonder if I can grow weed in sheep.
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    Re: Japanese scientist claims breakthrough with organ grown in sheep

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    someone's been watching too many Sci-Fi movies.

    I wonder if I can grow weed in sheep.
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    Re: Japanese scientist claims breakthrough with organ grown in sheep

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    someone's been watching too many Sci-Fi movies.

    I wonder if I can grow weed in sheep.
    What be revolutionary is if you could grow sheep in weed.

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