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27 January 2005 @ 06:23 pm
Real-life chimeras?  
An interesting bit of news...

...am I the only one who can't get episode 7 out of my mind at all while reading that?
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Jill: Bridgetironjill on January 27th, 2005 04:31 pm (UTC)
I agree. o.o That's crazy, but quite interesting! =O
hork13bajir5 on January 27th, 2005 04:35 pm (UTC)
Jesus. o.o;
Rukiruki_elric on January 27th, 2005 04:49 pm (UTC)

I heard of that when I was in high school and I thought it was very interesting too =P
Greg: lustjkaizer on January 27th, 2005 04:49 pm (UTC)
Mice with human brains...

Seriously... that's crossing the line. <_<
Jevanajeva_chan on January 27th, 2005 04:56 pm (UTC)
Hm...the mice thing reminded me of Hitchhiker's Guide...>.>;;;

I personally think it's kind of sick, really...>.
(no subject) - treesock on January 27th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC) (Expand)
getfail on January 27th, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC)
What's next? Dogs with human brains?
ACacdragonmaster on January 27th, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)
<_< And that speak human language?
(no subject) - getfail on January 27th, 2005 05:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)
i am a jedi, like my father before me: angels yay!tatooine on January 27th, 2005 05:03 pm (UTC)
Wow. That's kind of cool.

(And when we stick jellyfish genes into bacteria next week... I hadn't even thought about tying bio labs in to FMA, but now I'm going to be stuck walking around going "Iiiii'm an aaaaalchemiiiiist!" and getting stranger than normal looks from teacher.)
♞ lovely little liar ♞metallic_sweet on January 27th, 2005 05:11 pm (UTC)
I had a very long discussion about this subject with the housekeeper who comes to help out my mother every now and then. Personally, I think it's rather cruel to create and then just kill the chimera off.

I am wondering: would the mice with 100% human brains have huge brains that drawf their body, or would it fit nicely into their skulls?
ACacdragonmaster on January 27th, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC)
I think it means 100% of the brain matter in the mouse is human, not that it has an entire human-sized brain.
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A. Tanspiderpig on January 27th, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC)
There's also this medical condition which the er... victim(?!) is called a 'chimera' of sorts. It has something to do with their genes. I can't remember.
corinn on January 28th, 2005 10:03 pm (UTC)
It's when a one of a pair of twins dies in embryo, and one lives, and the living one sort of assimilates the DNA of the dead twin-- so DNA tests can be unreliable with said "chimeras," because they technically have the DNA of two people. I think it may also do something to a certain place on the skin, but I'm not sure. Been too long since I saw that episode of CSI: Las Vegas. XD
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sun slammer.: Drunkcare on January 27th, 2005 05:26 pm (UTC)
That's crazy.

If I remember correctly, wasn't the chimera a ancient Greek monster that had a lion's head, goat's body, and a serpent's tail?


But... that's going overboard, using humans that way. o_o'
kawaiimae on March 9th, 2005 11:47 am (UTC)
The genetic term chimera comes from that yes.

Interestingly enough, the animal seal of Amestris looks like a Greek chimera.
Melody: Bebop - We see all. O_Oenjolras on January 27th, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC)
WTF. Personally, I think that's really sick and twisted. Utterly ridiculous. X_x
summerwolf on January 27th, 2005 07:08 pm (UTC)
I've always thought that human chimeras are quite fascinating, and at one point, I wanted to study in that area----so, uh---scientists have been doing something like that for sometime.

I guess I'm more like Russell and Fletcher and whoever made the FMA Pomato now. ^^;;;;
swirling_chaos on January 27th, 2005 07:43 pm (UTC)
I think it's pretty interesting too. Hey, I wouldn't mind having big fox-ears and a tail. ^^

POMATO. Havoc is brilliant XD
Chelseamaikan on January 27th, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC)
O.O;; that. is. so. like. episode 7. that episode was. so. sad.

That it sick and wrong, if I do say so myself.
nikui_kuyami on January 27th, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC)
The "mice with human brains" really reminded me of that. x_x;
Ada: fma - paper thin // arex_kunadalove on January 27th, 2005 08:35 pm (UTC)
I find the general idea interesting, and research in that may bring useful results, but at the same time this is so much like the "because it's there" reasoning Tucker had. I'd feel more comfortable if there was a better laid out set of goals for this kind of research. The way the article stated it, it didn't seem like they had anywhere to go with it, other than a vague "better research model" and "growing 'spare parts'". That's all fine and dandy, but what use is human-blooded pigs and mice with human-type brains?
Adaadalove on January 27th, 2005 08:38 pm (UTC)
I should also note I didn't actually read the entire article, so sorry if I'm wrong on some points XD;...
Sailor Mac: edalchemy1 -- by deraltesailormac on January 27th, 2005 08:57 pm (UTC)
Personally, I think it's just taking genetic research A Step Too Far. When stuff starts getting out-and-out unnatural, it's time to draw the line. But that's just my two cents.