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Does this mean they can make dahnasawers?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRAJZQb66Mg
Fixed.
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I think the most shocking news is that all this was done in KANSAS.
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So we should farm cloned animals for their blood and organs? Take a course in ethics...
Uh, say your are researching a specific gene sequence and you need a number of, uh, say, lab rats. You could breed a bunch up and then select the ones that have the gene in question. Of course, if the gene isn't phenotypically expressed, you would have to take a biopsy and either run a FISH analysis or a PCR to get enough dna to tag and run through a sequencer. Wouldn't it be nice if ALL of your research subjects just automatically have the gene you are interested in?

So quick to judge and cast aspersions without having the background knowledge to make an educated assessment. OMG it's soylent green....or something!
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I think the most shocking news is that all this was done in KANSAS.
Why not, people have been riding dinosaurs for the last 6000 years in Kansas. Makes perfect sense they would be doing lizard research.
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Can you imagine mankind living in society and achieving what it has without sexuality?
Can you imagine how much we would get done if we spent zero time pursuing sexual gratification?

Answer: a lot.
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This is an absolute fail. The whole purpose of mating is to combine and diversify genetic material to quantify survival. As in: If this lizard was predisposed to ANYTHING that might kill it, ALL of them will die.
Yep, this. ^
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Why not, people have been riding dinosaurs for the last 6000 years in Kansas. Makes perfect sense they would be doing lizard research.
Oh yes, my mistake. How could I have forgotten.

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I see it now, the lizard in the lab will be genetically modified into a perfect war machine..... INCOMING APOC!
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I don't understand how everyone thinks asexual reproduction precludes evolution. Mutation to the genetic code can still occur and be passed down without meiosis, and does regularly. After all, bacteria reproduce asexually, and have loads of diversity within their kingdom. Not to mention their evolution led to well, every other living species existing.
Bacteria reproduce orders of magnitude faster than these lizards.
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