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Tue, Apr 28 | By Zootoo Pet News Staff | 162

NEW YORK -- The puppy looks like a normal, blissfully resting young dog -- that is, until the lights are turned off. Then she shines a fluorescent red glow, living up to her name, Ruppy -- short for Ruby Puppy. She's the world's first tr… more ›

World's First Transgenic Puppy Glows Red
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Nicole F.
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Nicole F.
4 years ago

This is just another example of needless animal testing. I do not believe cloning your pets (or anything else for that matter) is a valid area of research. Why do they need to make puppies, kittens or any other sentient being glow different colors? Is that really necessary? There has got to be another way to accomplish whatever it is they are trying to research without making puppies and kittens glow. If the science they are trying to devolop is meant for humans, why not just start turning people different colors. There is no real reason for animal testing. It costs twice as much because after animal trials, you then need human trials. Why not just skip animal testing and just test on the intended subjects - humans? Besides, animals metabolize drugs, chemicals, etc. differently than we do. Their results aren't a good enough indication of how a human will react. I am very disappointed in this article. I think it is disgraceful.

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Erica M.
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Erica M.
4 years ago

Many cruel and pointless things are done to animals in experiments, and I am concerned about the ethical questions we will be faced with as scientists continue their work in genetics. However, the puppies may not be suffering. If fact, with so much media attention on this research, these may be the best treated lab animals you are going to find. I am not suggesting being a lab animal is ideal. It is not the best life for a dog by any means. However, there is "not ideal but justifiable" and there is "inhumane and unacceptable." The two states are not the same. I would like to know specifically what we hope to gain. Will this ultimately lead to cures to horrible conditions? Will we cure children of genetic problems and save them a lifetime of suffering? I do not think this is a simple issue to consider. The value of the goals, the likelihood of reaching those goals, and the means used to reach those goals must be weighed carefully.

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danielle b.
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danielle b.
4 years ago

I'm all done for research to cure diseases and help out the human and animal species, but cloning is wrong. God is a creator not man. And i'm pretty sure he is not too happy with people that try to play God. On top of everything it is wrong to do research on animals, they may not have the intellegence or speaking capabilities of a human but they are still a living creature. And they have a right. This should not be something that is allowed at all, I'm disgusted.

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jackie
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jackie
4 years ago

I to have seen the lab tests and its one of the most horrible things leave well enough alone

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Amy V.
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Amy V.
4 years ago

I think that it's nice that they're trying to find cures for dog illnesses, but it's just sad that they made the poor dogs glow.

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Theresa L.
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Theresa L.
4 years ago

This totally disgusts me... let life be.....And I've seen what those lab tests can be like, those poor pups!

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jackie
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jackie
4 years ago

I do not like this It is animal research which i am totally against. I have seen the horrible outcome of experimentation on poor defenseless animals.

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Lynn
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Lynn
4 years ago

I feel the same way....they tend to harm too many animals in the process...

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

i remember dolly the first cloned sheep. when you take a cell that is a certain age the clone will very quickly advance to that age and all the problems that go along with it.

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Kelly
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Kelly
4 years ago

Absolutely right, Daryl. Yet they still keep doing it.

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Debra H.
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Debra H.
4 years ago

This disturbs me, what about side effects from this? and don,t say there are none I dont believe that!
I would hate of my pet being a walking, breathing flashlight and thats what it sounds like.
Iam sure they could put all this money it,s costing towards more causes that we need for animals and do some thing we know is helpful now not 50 years from now!!!

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Destinie W.
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Destinie W.
4 years ago

I would love to have that puppy.

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Kelly
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Kelly
4 years ago

I would love to SAVE that puppy from the lab before they do even more stuff to the poor little thing. The lives of lab animals are not pleasant & not long.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

it is like the dr frnkinstien story. some things should be left alone

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Oldmaidcatwoman
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Oldmaidcatwoman
4 years ago

It sounds like they are doing this for a very admirable purpose, but I worry about what side effects there will be for these glowing animals.

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Katie M.
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Katie M.
4 years ago

This is really disturbing.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

i find the whold cloning thing distrubing

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Diane C.
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Diane C.
4 years ago

Some things should be left alone.

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daryl b.
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daryl b.
4 years ago

i agree wholeheartedly

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Wickedcats
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Wickedcats
4 years ago

Disturbing is the word that comes to mind. The puppy is adorable. I'm saddend that she's being used as a science experiment.

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Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

I agree. It is sad to see animals used in science experiments.

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Bowne
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Bowne
4 years ago

I'm not sure how I feel about this one... kind of an odd story.

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Kaylaritenour
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Kaylaritenour
4 years ago

I do think this is wrong, I really feel like cloning is wrong. people are messing with things they shouldn't and taking things too far. Also whats to come of these puppies? They will never have a normal life, always being poked at and studied.

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Kris
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Kris
4 years ago

I agree. Cloning is wrong; there are some lines that should not be crossed.

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Lourie H.
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Lourie H.
4 years ago

I do not like this. It is way too unnatural.

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Cheyenne D.
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Cheyenne D.
4 years ago

Not very happy with this.

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Witchone
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Witchone
4 years ago

What an odd night light.

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Missy M.
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Missy M.
4 years ago

Not sure how I feel about this either.

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Mary C.
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Mary C.
4 years ago

Is this for real? Why in the world are we even messing with this unnatural stuff! It's just wrong.

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Krista
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Krista
4 years ago

It is neat to see what we can accomplish and I can't even imagine how much information those scientists are learning about how things work. The more we know the more we can fix.

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sharon d.
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sharon d.
4 years ago

I really dislike reading about this type of article.
Humans are not going to be happy until they get in over their heads and destroy the world.

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debbie l.
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debbie l.
4 years ago

This is ridiculous.What happened to the other 3 healthy puppys? Science is a great thing but when it comes to doing things like this I thing it's awful.What is the real sense in cloning? I've always felt that God gives these people the talent but they carry it alittle too far.Totally absurd!!!!!!!!

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Alvin & Gretchen
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Alvin & Gretchen
4 years ago

I agree. I do not believe things like this should be done. Science goes to far sometimes.

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Bella C.
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Bella C.
4 years ago

wow

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Skyeblu
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Skyeblu
4 years ago

This is just absurb. Scientist need to find better things to do with their time. Cloning is a scary answer. It leads to those science fiction movies you've seen...

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Ashley
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Ashley
4 years ago

So now there are glowing puppies . . . it's bad enough we have designer dogs and puppy stores. There are so many homeless animals in the world and what will happen to the 4 puppies that came out alive from this project? Will they find forever homes? Will they be properly socialized? They will probably be some sort of novelty for someone and more homeless dogs will die in shelters. People need to stop buying animals because of a physical feature (be it a a glowing dog or a certain color) and focus on temperament.

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diana f.
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diana f.
4 years ago

I don't like animal testing! What is the purpose of cloning animals? You know when you get the animal it is going to die. Why cant the mother just give birth naturally? what is the point?

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Jenitox
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Jenitox
4 years ago

this is not ok period ya know just because it worked so far an its supposedly harmless an painless does not mean there wont be complications later its bullshit to use animals to satisfy curiosity i know plenty of people that we could do without test on them

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ashley
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ashley
4 years ago

I hate how they do tests on animals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Kaytee
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Kaytee
4 years ago

I agree!!!!!

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Amy H.
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Amy H.
4 years ago

What is the purpuse of cloning? This is just pointless..

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Cindy C.
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Cindy C.
4 years ago

That is very interesting.

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Michelle S.
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Michelle S.
4 years ago

They have been creating fluorescent, transgenic mice now for awhile. The fluoresence doesn't cause the animals any pain, distress, or discomfort. The scientists combine these proteins as fluorescent markers for amazing imaging studies. This technology can be used to study embryological development, specific cell types on a microscopic level, and so much more. There is a lot to human and animal physiology that can be learned through the use of these techniques. The scientists don't do all of this stuff in vain, to "play God", or to deliberately go out of their way to inflict pain on animals. It is too expensive and time consuming. They want to use it to improve the quality of life for both humans and animals. Both veterinary and human medicine can benefit from these types of techniques.

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5ineveryroom
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5ineveryroom
4 years ago

This is just plain scary. They are expiramenting with genes in animals so that they can transfer the knowledge into human experiments. It is only a matter of time before they start cloning humans and trying to make the perfect human. Humans are not meant to live forever. People grow old and die. People get ill. Experiments on embrios and cloning will not change that. Scientists need to stop trying to change the natural order of things.

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Helen
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Helen
4 years ago

What is the purpose of this? Do we really need glow in the dark puppies?

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Kadiquilts
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Kadiquilts
4 years ago

Ruby! Interesting....

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Djes7770
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Djes7770
4 years ago

Interesting accomplishment but kind of creepy.

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Debby
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Debby
4 years ago

I just don't understand why we need to clone any animals.. who are they to play God. Man has done enough damage to this beautiful world.

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Lynn
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Lynn
4 years ago

Very nicely put ....

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Kendalla
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Kendalla
4 years ago

This isn't cruel to the puppy. It has no idea it is different and feels just like normal. Cool, but I will admit it's creepy.

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Cherry P.
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Cherry P.
4 years ago

They are going to create something one day (or already have) that they will not have control over. I know we have to have research for all kinds of different things but these animals hurt & have feelings just like one that is not cloned. They need to research why is it that animals can take care of their young better than some humans. They have the sense to take care of babies that are not theirs or the same species. I have seen a lot of pictures of this the last couple of years.

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a w.
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a w.
4 years ago

iam on the fence with this one... the article doesnt say what kind of things are being done to these animals.. we wouldnt have all the modern medicine we have today without animal testing of course i dont believe we should test for luxury items such as makeup or such, but medicine is very important. i wonder if it in the name of medicine or a new scam to make designer pets or something crazy like that like ohhh my dog glows green what color does yours glow that kind of thing. and as said a few comments below mine it may just mutate some genes to cause other probs. we may not know what kind of long term affects it can have on the chain of life... like if they cause a zebra to glow and now all zebras glow in the world and now the lions wont eat them because of the glow.. that part about this whole thing could mess up our world as we know it.. i just wish if they are going to do testing it will not harm the animal and can benefit us and them

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Denise L.
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Denise L.
4 years ago

This is cruel & sick! I am completely against cloning & vivisection!

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Jeremiah2792
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Jeremiah2792
4 years ago

i think this is a great idea i love my pet allot but stop being so selfish, this can bring A LOT of help with people there is ton of potential here btw there not playing god there playing with toys god gave them!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

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Chrissy L.
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Chrissy L.
4 years ago

I think this is just cruel. There is no reason to do this to innocent little animals. I mean seriously what test are you guys doing that you can't use an x-ray or some other way of testing them. I mean seriously what test can the vet not do that you sciencetist are trying to prove? Why do this to an animal? What do you guys do with these animals after you use them as a guinea pig? I am sure that you probley don't try to adopt them out to a family. What family would want to bring this dog home to their children to play with and then they will just freak out when they turn out the lights and see the glowing. I guess the dog would be a good night light. This is just BS!! WHY?? What is this doing that x-rays don't do!! SERIOUSY THINK ABOUT THAT!!!!!!!!!

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Jeremiah2792
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Jeremiah2792
4 years ago

xray or any other stuff, dont view genes or manipulate them. if u read the entire thing u would see they are going to next make a disease free dog. who wouldnt want that.

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Renee M.
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Renee M.
4 years ago

If God had wanted dogs to glow he would have made them himself!

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5ineveryroom
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5ineveryroom
4 years ago

Well put!

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Momba
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Momba
4 years ago

Why do so many scientists want to be little "gods" and play around with things they shouldn't be messing with. Remember Dolly, the cloned sheep? Look what
happened there! I hope these poor little animals don't develop anything that will make them suffer.

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Ganggang
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Ganggang
4 years ago

This just doesn't seem right.

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Mylima
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Mylima
4 years ago

I want to be very sincere as I always am! ... I hate this idea! ... it scares me to see these beautiful animals become guinea pigs! ... these are cats and dogs! ... they are our number pets in this country! ...well ... I believe it that way! ... I really hope there can be another way for the scientists to look for cures without using these innocent animals!

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Linda
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Linda
4 years ago

like we need to clone more poor doggies to be used in more lab tests....cruel and inhumane!!!

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maria h.
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maria h.
4 years ago

Wait till they start cloning humans and rearranging their DNA! Gives me goose bumps!

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5ineveryroom
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5ineveryroom
4 years ago

It is scary isn't it. They start with animals and will be testing this procedures on humans next. Their real goal is to be able to create the perfect human by cloning and our president has signed things to make it easier for them to experiment on human embrios. This whole thing is just so wrong.

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Ashley C.
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Ashley C.
4 years ago

This may eradicate one disease, but potentially cause new ones because you are mutating genes, etc. My grandma worked for a very wealthy optometrist(sp?) who all had daughters and wanted a son. So they gene spliced to ensure it would be a son. He died from leukemia at 18yo right after being accepted into an Ivy League University. Now, theres no proof it is why he got cancer, but it seems to me we should not tamper with nature. Disease to me, is a way of thinning the gene pool. Does anyone remember Darwin and natural selection? I think the man had a point.

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jane w.
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jane w.
4 years ago

Sometimes I will we have gone to far but who knows if this will be helpful to mankind.

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di
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di
4 years ago

As with any news article it just scans the surface and proposes questions, yet we are not informed of all the information. To say that this animal or others is being mistreated, I can only say, disease free from diabetes, cancer and to see any animal not suffer would be a blessing. I do not think that we were given any scientific facts or info to judge any thing here. I do understand the upsetting idea that animals are lab testing specimens. We need to judge the overall ethics and there are not enough here to get so upset, is it upsetting that they cloned the puppy? Is it upsetting that they are dabbling in an area of science that is not what we feel is normal? Well, that is why they are who they are and we the General public are John Q. and will never be able to stop or even want to stop genetic improvement or research to stop such horrible diseases. No response opinion asked for, nor welcome your suggestions.

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SISSI V.
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SISSI V.
4 years ago

If one could see a real point, a purpose to this, that would be one thing, but this seems to be the excuse of some scientists gone mad. Maybe I'm just not smart enough to see the good in this. All I can see right now are all these poor dogs (and other animals) that are being mistreated in the name of science, supposedly for a higher cause - whatever that may be!

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