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#1
to modifying DNA of animals and creating our own?

The thought was inspired by a friend talking to me about some American scientist who lives on a boat and plays god (in one sense). He is going round the oceans looking at all sorts of genes in bacteria, animals and stuff living at bottom of ocean. Many absorb carbon and others live without sunlight. In the process they are creating small ... creatures which, are unable to live in the wild, as to not ruin nature.

So this set me thinking, if you could create an animal (whether it's a cross of 2 or multiple), what would you make it from, and name it..? Feel free to post pictures if you're arty.

[Ps - no searchbar. I checked and only 2 hits came up]

I'd personally make a cow that could fly and kinda didnt have long fur...Like a cartoony cow. I dunno what i'd call it, maybe a Corb (Cow-bird?).
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We're already there, actually. It's just that some people have problems with monkey-cows.

But one day they'll see... in fact... you'll ALL see...! *cue thunder outside*
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#6
has it? damn i live in the ice ages...
enlighten me more!
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#7
I don't think I'd ever do it, 'cause the idea of playing God is a dangerous concept to me.
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#8
we can

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#13
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yeah it's been done they they made a mouse or a monkey turn green in ultra violet light


that's cool.


and to the baby mouse/pig thing with the ear... wasn't that a transplant or something? it isnt in the dna from birth...?
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WTF?!?!?!?!


That just scares me. Seriously.


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#16
You take a dash of Dad, a pinch of Mom, then we bake for nine months and... mmm! That's good Billy!
#17
When we reach that point, if we haven't already, it's time for the human race to end. People need to remember their station; they're not gods, and stepping on the toes of those gods is a great way to damn yourself.

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WTF?!?!?!?!


That just scares me. Seriously.


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Why would you kill such a magnificent creature!

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#20
how about crossing a mouse and an electric eel


heres a design i came up with earlier

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#23
From a long-term vegetarian and animal lover (no cross-species erotica jokes, please), I think playing God in the name of science is a good thing. If we can use genetic modification to cure disease, physical disabilities, or make the male nipples do something, I think it's worth it.

EDIT: Just realise this post is sort of digressing from the point, so back to topic: In the name of science, I request a pet pokemon.
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#24
we already genetically enhance animals, plants and bacteria. but there is a huge difference between modifying like making a mouse with long fur and crossing - like a spider-pig. They have very different DNA - in the same way they can't reproduce together they cna't be hybridised - the chemistry just doesn't add up.

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#28
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When we reach that point, if we haven't already, it's time for the human race to end. People need to remember their station; they're not gods, and stepping on the toes of those gods is a great way to damn yourself.

IMO.


Once everyone on earth collectively acknowledges that there are no gods, the human race will finally "begin".
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#30
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That's awesome... what's it a mix of?

no idea I just looked up ****in weird animals on google
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#31
have you never heard of the crocoduck?
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That's awesome... what's it a mix of?

thats got to be edited
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When we reach that point, if we haven't already, it's time for the human race to end. People need to remember their station; they're not gods, and stepping on the toes of those gods is a great way to damn yourself.

IMO.


I don't see how we're playing god here. He gave us the animals to take care of, but also to use, (meat, wool, sinew, etc...) so I don't see how making glowing pigs is really playing god here, if we're using them for our benefit. He didn't give us the knowlage and ability to do this, then say we can't mix animals DNA. Show me something in the bible to prove me wrong and I'll take it back.

edit: It's wrong if we take full credit for it, we didn't make the DNA.
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#37
Don't worry. If you're American, rest assured that your DNA won't be hybridized. Thanks, Senator Brownback! Protect us from Manbearpig!

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#39
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So, your saying, that a big bang is responsible for all life on earth? That's hard (pun) to believe.
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So, your saying, that a big bang is responsible for all life on earth? That's hard (pun) to believe.

It's obvious you don't know what you're talking about.
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