Chickenosaurus

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Mahonri, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Maybe I'm already late to the party.... but it was an interesting read...

    Turn the tables on predators... they should have let them hatch!.. it's creating new life!


    Chickenosaurus
     
  2. Meghalu

    Meghalu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That was definitely interesting. Thanks for the share.
     
  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Well, from that picture, it looks like it DID hatch! [​IMG]
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Am I the only one thinking "Hmm. . . . black chick single comb, light brown egg, clean legs. . . . Hmm, what breed. . . " [​IMG]
     
  5. GotGame

    GotGame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow....spending millions of dollars in BS like that when people are dying of cancer. Overeducated idiots.
     
  6. stoneunhenged

    stoneunhenged Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't see a mention of the project cost in the article.
     
  7. aveca

    aveca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:austrlorpithicus LOL!
     
  8. phasianidae

    phasianidae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That geek needs to get a life. [​IMG]
     
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  9. AinaWGSD

    AinaWGSD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Australorpithicus...LOVE it! [​IMG]

    GotGame, at a glance it may seem like BS to alter chicken DNA so that the chicks develop snouts instead of beaks, but research like this IS the first baby step towards curing things like cancer (or, as this article suggested, birth defects). Studies like this give scientists more information on how the world works, which in the long run is essential to doing things like cure cancer or alzheimers. Sure, knowing how to turn a chicken's beak into a snout isn't going to cure any diseases. But knowing how to manipulate genes could have the potential to help scientists figure out how to create a biological remedy for many of the diseases that currently have no effective treatment.
     
  10. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    Oh I don't know. I am not sure how anyone could think that any science would be irrelevant when we got antibiotics from mold. I think under controlled conditions it would have been great to let them hatch too (and I am sure it there is a government agency somewhere, in some country doing just that). Who knows what kind of medical technology it might lead to?
     

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