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Uruguay GM lambs which have a luminescence reaction when exposed to UV conditions

Thursday, April 25th 2013 - 21:26 UTC
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Uruguay has a ‘flock’ of nine six-month ‘brilliant’ lambs which behave as any other sheep but are really genetically modified and are planned to help with medicine research. They were born in a farm belonging to the Animal Reproduction Institute of Uruguay (Irauy) a non profit organization connected to the Genetically Modified Animals Unit from the Pasteur Institute, a branch in Montevideo of the renowned French scientific organization. Read full article


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  • rylang23

    Just what we need, and from the “renowned” Pasteur Institute at that (must have become an arm of Monsanto) , is more “Franken-animals”. I am so sorry to see anyone in Uruguay involved with this kind of biological outrage. The benefits from this genetic travesty will pale compared to the blowback that Mother nature will inflict on humanity. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

    Apr 26th, 2013 - 12:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Conqueror is thrilled though...

    Apr 26th, 2013 - 05:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @1 @2

    You two just cannot grasp anything about science can you, it’s just beyond your comprehension.

    The rylang23 character is the one who accused me of being a CIA troll, which I replied by:
    ”Sep 18, 2010 ... 1 rylang23 (#) Sep 18th, 2010 : I will be moving to Uruguay very soon. And, I am so very proud to hear how President ...

    As you have not moved to Uruguay DON’T, WE DON’T WANT YOU. Move to Chubut and be with your windy mate ‘I don’t Think’ because you clearly don’t think either.”

    This sort of development paves the way for existing synthetic hormones (which may have problems in some people) to be replaced by naturally produced ones, albeit from a sheep.

    Let us say the pair of you in the medium future develop chronic type 1 diabetes and your long term health is severely compromised.

    Are you going to refuse this treatment and die at an early stage with bits of your lower limbs being surgically removed just to keep you alive?

    NO! I don't believe it, both of you would grasp it with both hands (before you lost those as well).

    Apr 27th, 2013 - 04:01 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    Conqueror will for certain grab them with both hands.
    That's like night vision without equipment...

    Apr 27th, 2013 - 05:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    4 Stevie

    But you are forgetting the big (invisible light) UV lamps needed to 'illuminate' the effect.

    Apr 27th, 2013 - 07:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Stevie

    You are right, of course...

    Conqueror, be patient, we're working on it.

    Apr 27th, 2013 - 08:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • rylang23

    BTW ChrisR.....way too late with your request. I've been living in Uruguay for almost a year. Nice place; really like it here. But the expat community....... whew, what a group. Steer clear of that bunch. Oh wait.... that could have been you!

    Apr 30th, 2013 - 03:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    7 rylang23

    So what are you?

    American renegade, Canadian ditto, do tell.

    Apr 30th, 2013 - 09:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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