|MadSci Network: Genetics|
I am in a Genetics class that covers organic, inorganic, biochemistry, and a little biology. In class today the discussion came to Gene Action. Under my husbandary section of my notes is a subtopic - animal donors with human genes. I hear this is controversial among those about animal rights, but my question is if one can clone a human, why would this be an option any longer? Another question I have is ( this stastistic may be outdated, but...) of the known 2100 genes on the chromosones in the human body about 450 are disease producing. Since we can now clone animals, kidneys, and I assume humans too, why wouldnt there be a way to splice out the disease producing genes to create a human that can't get (genetically) diseases?
Re: animal donors with human genes
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