CAN GET BLOOD FROM A TURNIP!
Cloning Reb Blood Cells in Plants
Broadcasting Corporation [ BBC, London, UK ]
A report was reviewed on the research in Scotland regarding the cloning of sheep.
Then the discussion moved to France. There, researchers have succeeded
in cloning human DNA into tobacco plants, and they caused the plants to produce
human red blood cells. There were complications, though the experiment was
a success, so they are going to try using sugar beets. Next, turnips??
is to make red blood for blood transfusions which would be free of biogens such
as the AIDS virus, so that the blood banks could be supplied with cheap and safe
this a noble motive? Yes, and I can't complain about it. But, what
is next? Do these men have the ethics of the Lord Jesus Christ? Answer--
NO! So, after making growth hormones and other useful things, they will
become obsessed with the need to improve humans in general by genetic and clone
engineering. It is in their blood-- the blood of men who are self-deceived.
17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can
The potential for evil is without measure. Is your pastor taking a stand
on this. We were late on divorce and remarriage. We were slow to stand
against abortion. We thought nobody would do such evil things. Then,
we totally ignored biogenetic engineering in 1972 when Frances Schaeffer exposed
it. Now, will the true Body of Christ leave this one to the Pope and Jerry
is an article of sililar interest.
13 March 1997, London Daily Telegraph
Australians clone a herd of
500 cattle embryos
Robert Uhlig, Technology Correspondent
day of mass-produced clones has come a step closer after Australian researchers
created almost 500 genetically identical cattle embryos.
The embryos were created from egg cells taken from cow ovaries, but the Australian
team now needs to prove it can advance the embryos through successful pregnancies
If the Australian achievement can be combined with the technology used to create
Dolly, the six-month-old lamb cloned from the cell of an adult sheep in Scotland,
it will have far-reaching implications. Theoretically it might be possible to
make literally hundreds of copies of an adult animal.
The team that produced Dolly at the Roslin Institute, Edinburgh, obtained only
one lamb from 277 attempts using sheep udder cells. "I think we could improve
on that dramatically," said Alan Trounson, who created the 500 embryos at Monash
University in Clayton, Victoria.
Bernie Harford, a collaborator at Genetics Australia, a farmers' co-operative
which develops new technologies for agriculture, said: "We are developing a production
process for genetically identical embryos."
At a Commons science and technology select committee last week the Roslin Institute's
director, Prof Grahame Bulfield, and chief researcher Dr Ian Wilmut predicted
a time when most farm animals were clones. They expected their cloning technique
to be extended to cattle and pigs within five to 10 years. Clones could improve
the quality of livestock and also be used to protect biodiversity, with clone
cells frozen and stored to ensure breeds do not die out.
The Australian scientists produced embryos and for four of five days allowed them
to divide into a ball of cells called a blastocyst. They then separated up to
30 cells from the blastocyst and, like the Roslin researchers, used electric current
to fuse the cells' nuclei with the cell body material of an unfertilised egg -
obtained from cow ovaries in abattoirs - that had its own DNA removed.
This resulted in genetically identical embryos which could grow and multiply in
the laboratory, and be separated again and again. Until now no one has reported
producing more than 100 embryos from a single blastocyst, but the Australians
claim their record is 470.
According to a report in New Scientist today, six calves have been born using
the technology, although these were not from the record-setting batch. The technique
described by the Australians should allow eggs from a prize-winning cow to be
fertilised with sperm from an elite bull, and then be used to produce hundreds
of genetically identical offspring.
However, Keith Campbell, a member of the Roslin team, said the Australians had
yet to show that their mass-produced embryos would lead on to healthy pregnancies
and calves. He told New Scientist that cloned embryos often failed to develop.
prove that there will be terror over cloning, IT IS ALREADY HERE!!!! Thus:
14 March 1997, London Daily Telegraph
Owner wants to clone Cigar
after failures at stud
Robert Uhlig, Technology Correspondent
CIGAR, the American thoroughbred, may be cloned to overcome its failure at stud.
The owner, Allen Paulson, hopes to produce a string of copies of the champion
certainly looking into it," Mr Paulson said. "There's no life in his sperm at
all. They've checked over 20 mares, and all of them are barren. It's a big shock."
said he intended to apply to the Jockey Club for permission to clone. Cigar captivated
American racegoers and was held in affection similar to that for Red Rum in Britain.
The horse won more than £6 million, a record 16 consecutive races, and was
American horse of the year twice.
But the first dozen mares covered by the seven-year-old, at a fee of around £46,000
each, have all failed to become pregnant. To maintain high stud fees for champions,
the American Jockey Club forbids artificial insemination. As yet there are no
rules specifically on cloning, so Mr Paulson plans to raise the issue at a club
meeting next month.
A spokesman for the British Jockey Club said that horse breeding was covered by
the rules of the International Stud Book, which did not allow cloning. The rule
in the International Stud Book covering artificial breeding states: "A horse is
not qualified to be entered for start in any race unless it and its sire and dam
are each the produce of a natural service or covering, and unless a natural gestation
took place in, and the delivery was from, the body of the mare in which the horse
The British Jockey Club spokesman said: "If we allowed cloning you could have
12 or 15 Red Rums running in the same race, but their value would be nothing."
said he might still go ahead even if the Jockey Club ruled that he could not attempt
to clone Cigar or race the offspring. "Although we probably wouldn't be able to
use it for racing, it might be interesting to do it," he said.
Scientists at the Roslin Institute in Scotland, who cloned Dolly the sheep, said
they did not know when, if at all, they would be able to clone horses.
Cloning involves extracting genetic material from the cells of one animal, fusing
it with an unfertilised egg which has had its own DNA removed, and implanting
the resultant egg in a female animal's womb. A clone of Cigar would be a carbon
copy and may also be sterile. However, it would also need to have the same life
experiences as Cigar to reproduce its winning form.
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