Japanese Scientists have Cloned a Frozen Dead Mouse

The line between science fiction and reality continues to be blurred more and more. Recently a Japanese team of scientists at the Riken Center for Developmental Biology successfully made a clone mouse from braincells of a mouse that have been frozen for 16 years.

The mouse on the left is cloned

I don’t know how anyone else feels but this is some freakishly scary shit especially when I read how scientists are hailing this breakthrough as it means that it may be possible to bring back animals like the Japanese wolf, the Mammoth (remember the frozen one that was found?) and even….wait…for…it.. Dinosaurs!

I don’t fear progress, scientific discovers and I am not overly religious. What I fear is what goes on behind closed doors that the general public is not aware and we don’t know where this technology will end up, what will be (or already have been) cloned that was once dead. Maybe I am overacting..but all I know is that my unborn children and their children will grow up in a very very different world.

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[eek]

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