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Marieemma
- 2095 days ago - genpets.com
I CANT BELIEVE WHAT I AM SEEING !!! ALIVE TOYS !!! PLEASE PASS ALONG !!! DON'T BUY !!! WE CAN'T PLAY WITH LIFE !!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS WORLD IT'S GETTING CRAZIER AND CRAZIER BY THE SECOND !!!!!!!!!!



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Marieemma T. (227)
Thursday December 4, 2008, 1:25 pm

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Genpet™
The Only Bioengineered Buddy. Available in 7 different personality types.
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Color Coding
Each personality type of the Genpets has been linked to its respective colour, and that color is then used as a base for each package. (Read more)
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Heart Monitor
Each package has a built in low cost heart monitor that is fully functional, with green LED lights and built in speaker. (Read more)
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Fresh Strip
Every single package includes an easy to use "fresh gauge". Four simple blue LED lights display the status of the Genpet™. The display will also display if the Genpet™ has been sitting on the store shelf too long, or if the package circuitry has malfunctioned in some way. (Read more)
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Bio-Genica IV System
While the Genpets hang on the store shelves they are in a form of hibernation. Each Genpet™ package has a special nutrient feeding tube attached to it, supplying our specially formulated mix and keeping them healthy and asleep.

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Genpet™ Restraints
Restraining the pets in their packaging ensures no damage to the product, as well as allowing for optimal consumer viewing.

(*Genpet™ life may vary depending on temperature and Genpet ™ freshness)
 

Marieemma T. (227)
Thursday December 4, 2008, 1:27 pm

Extend a hand and shake a paw, Genpets™ are here.

Unpackage your Genpet and unpackage a world of possibilities.



Say Hello to the all New Genpets™ from Bio.Genica!
The Genpets™ are Pre-Packaged, Bioengineered pets implemented today!

That’s right, Genpets are not toys or robots. They are living, breathing genetic animals.

We use a process called "Zygote Micro Injection" which is quickly becoming a favourable method to combine DNA, or to insert certain proteins from different species. Most notably it was used in 1997 to splice mice with bioluminescent jellyfish (link) and has since been used to create glowing rabbits, pigs, fish, and monkeys (link). Since then, human DNA has been injected into rabbits, chimpanzees, spider DNA into sheep, and now, Genpets have arrived!

Read National Geographic's site for more information on human animal hybrids (link).

We’ve gone one step further by packaging the Genpets™ into plastic packages unlike any other. Each Genpet™ package has a fully functional heart rate monitor and Fresh Strip to better gauge the state of each pet while it lies in its hibernation state. More Info.
 

Marieemma T. (227)
Thursday December 4, 2008, 1:31 pm
HUMAN ARE BEING USING THE BAD PART OF THEIR MIND TO FAR ....THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE !!!

...............The Genpets™ come in 2 base configurations, a 1-year model, and 3-year model.

From there we’ve broken it down even further. While each Genpet may look the same, really they aren’t. Each Genpet™ comes with a color-coded personality. For example, a child that wishes to have a Genpet™ that is very energetic would choose a Red Genpet™ (see features section for details).
Engineered DNA, engineered personalities, and engineered lifespan, it doesn’t come any better than that. Bio-Genica has you covered on all bases. Just leave the details to us.

In the Packages
As you’ve noticed, each Genpet™ comes pre-packaged as a fully self-contained unit. This packaging is part of what truly separates the Genpets™ from every other product on the market today. Each package has an embedded microchip that monitors and controls the state of the Genpet while it is asleep waiting for you to take it home. Better yet, it displays the status of the Genpet™ with a Fresh Strip, as well as a fully working heart monitor in the top right of the package.

Out of the packages,
Genpets™ have limited mobility. Like dolls, puppies or human babies, they must be looked after and cared for. Upon waking from its dormant state the Genpet™ will immediately bond or imprint to your child.

The Genpet™ line-up pulls its basis from a natural1 stage of evolution in the market. Dolls and robotic toys quickly become tiresome, while traditional pets require a high level of upkeep. Genpets™ however, learn and adapt 2. They are living pets, but better, modified2 to be as reliable, dependable and efficient as any other technology we use in our busy lives.
 

Jenny Casey (33)
Thursday December 4, 2008, 1:35 pm
Something needs to be done about this.
 

Marieemma T. (227)
Thursday December 4, 2008, 1:43 pm

Genpets Online Support - FAQ's

Are Genpets Real animals? How?
Genpets are packaged like toys though.
How are Genpets made?
Is bioengineering this far advanced?
How do Genpets stay alive in the packages?
How do the Genpets breath in the packages?
Do Genpets feel pain?
What if I go on vacation?
Do Genpets show emotions?
Do Genpets Talk?
Do Genpets grow?
Where can I buy a Genpet?
When will the Genpets be available for purchase?
How much will Genpets cost? (msrp)
How long do Genpets live?
Do Genpets require batteries?
Do Genpets come out of the packages?
Do Genpets grow hair?
Do Genpets bite?
Do Genpets open their eyes?
Do Genpets recognize their owner?
How are the personalities controlled?
Do Genpets walk on two legs or on all fours?
Do Genpets defecate?
What, and how do you feed a Genpet?
Can Genpets reproduce?
Do you have a reseller network?
Why haven’t I seen any commercials for Genpets on TV?
Can I obtain a sample Genpet for review or for feedback?
Why is there a forum for Genpet owners if Genpets are not yet for sale?
What do I do with my Genpet once it dies?
Can Genpets wear clothing?
Is Bio-Genica playing God?
Isn't it inhumane to pack the Genpets into packages with only small breathing holes?
Can Genpets become angry or violent?

Are Genpets Real animals? How?
Genpets are living, breathing mammals. Bio-Genica is a Bioengineering Company that has combined, and modified existing DNA to create the Genpets lineup. Genpets have blood, bones, and muscle; they will bleed if you cut them, and die if mistreated just like any other animal. The electronic components are only in the packages and are for basic life support, outside of the packages the Genpets are wholly organic.
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Genpets are packaged like toys though.
Genpets are designed to be sold on retail store shelves, not traditional pet stores. This is why they are packaged in plastic.
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How are Genpets made?
The original prototype and breeding Genpets were created using a process called "Zygote Micro Injection" Thereafter the Genpets are grown in assisted breeding lab farms. Zygote Micro Injection is quickly becoming a favourable method to combine DNA, or to insert certain proteins from different species. Most notably it was used in 1997 to splice mice with bioluminescent jellyfish (link) and has since been used to create glowing rabbits, pigs, fish, and monkeys (link). Since then, human DNA has been injected into chimpanzees, spider into sheep, and now, Genpets have arrived.
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Is bioengineering this far advanced?
In 2003 Human DNA was successfully combined with rabbit (and other animals), to create successful Chimera Hybrids. Read National Geographic for more information (link). While Bio-Gencia is still awaiting approval for worldwide distributionof the Genpets, Allerca already sells genetically altered cats.
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How do Genpets stay alive in the packages?
While the Genpets™ hang on retail shelves they are in a chemically induced type of hibernation controlled by a protein in the packages’ nutrient supply tubes. This was a natural trait found in many seasonal animals that would normally hibernate in colder northern climates that has been added to the Genpet line. This also ensures comfort for the Genpets™ while they are on store shelves.
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How do the Genpets breath in the packages?
There are vent holes on the side of the package that allow filtered air to pass.
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Do Genpets feel pain?
Yes. However the Genpets have limited vocal chords so they will not create a large amount of noise when disturbed.
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What if I go on vacation?
The same protein that keeps the Genpet dormant on store shelves can be supplied at anytime during the life span of the Genpet making care for the pet incredibly simple.
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Do Genpets show emotions?
Yes. This is part of why we have colour coded the Genpets. They come in seven different personality types. Each personality type shows slightly different emotions.
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Do Genpets Talk?
Genpets have limited vocal chords for the convenience of parents. However, they do make some sound.
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Do Genpets grow?
Genpets come fully-grown in their packaging.
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Where can I buy a Genpet?
We are currently getting the Genpets approved for resale, as well as securing retail opportunities. No public release date has yet been set.
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When will the Genpets be available for purchase?
As soon as possible!
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How much will Genpets cost? (msrp)
This has yet to be set; however, we feel the Genpets will be very competitively priced.
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How long do Genpets live?
Genpets come in two basic configurations, 1 and 3 year models. See our Meet section.
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Do Genpets require batteries?
No, the Genpets are living animals. The power source used is only for the life monitoring devices within the package.
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Do Genpets come out of the packages?
Yes, after purchase Genpets can be removed from their package; we will soon be doing a photo shoot to make this more clear through the website. Think of Genpets as living dolls. Genpets are designed to move more like a newborn human child, thus their range of motion is rather limited.
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Do Genpets grow hair?
Very Little. Genpets only grow a small amount of hair under their armpits and are still allergen free.
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Do Genpets bite?
Genpets should not bite, however Bio-Genica does sell the tooth remover kit.
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Do Genpets open their eyes?
Yes, upon removing a Genpet from the package the pet will slowly wake up over the course of approximately 20minutes.
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Do Genpets recognize their owner?
Yes. Upon waking up a Genpet will bond to its owner and recognize that person for the remainder of their lifecycle.
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How are the personalities controlled?
The Genpet feeding packs are color coded and specially formulated with a custom drug mixture that can be used to control the Genpet, much like human drugs can such as Ritalin or Lithium and other behaviour modifying drugs. Thus we can calm them, or stimulate them without extra tampering to the DNA structure.
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Do Genpets walk on two legs or on all fours?
As stated, Genpets have limited mobility and react more as an infant child, expect a Genpet to 'wiggle' more than it will crawl.
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Do Genpets defecate?
As Genpets produce little waste, and therefore also require only sparse feeding making them a perfect pet.
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What, and how do you feed a Genpet?
Bio-Genica, as well as retail partners, sell a special nutrient pack for the Genpets that need only be administered once per week.
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Can Genpets reproduce?
No. The consumer Genpets cannot reproduce.
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Do you have a reseller network?
Yes. If you are interested in becoming a reseller, please complete our Reseller Application form and a Bio-Genica representative will contact you shortly.
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Why haven’t I seen any commercials for Genpets on TV?
As Genpets have not yet been released, we have not begun our marketing campaigns.
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Can I obtain a sample Genpet for review or for feedback?
Unfortunetly not. Due to legal limitations we cannot send out samples of the Genpets.
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Why is there a forum for Genpet owners if Genpets are not yet for sale?
A select number of Genpets have been released to Bio-Genica employees for Beta Testing. This is not a public release.
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What do I do with my Genpet once it dies?
A Genpet can be buried in your backyard like any other pet, or they can be sent back to a Bio-genica service center for bio recycling.
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Can Genpets wear clothing?
Bio-Genica does not produce Genpet clothing, however, you are welcome to create your own Genpet clothing if you wish.
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Is Bio-Genica playing God?
A question we unfortunately receive far too often. The collie, the poodle, the common house cat, the ferret, and countless other animals have been bred by human beings over the last few thousand years long before bioengineering.
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Isn't it inhumane to pack the Genpets into packages with only small breathing holes?
While the Genpets are in their packages they are clean, well fed, and most importantly asleep. Now compare this to the current pet store situation where multiple animals are encased in small cages or glass aquariums together, not always fed or cleaned regularly, and going over the trauma of hundreds of people poking and taping at the cages, small children screaming, birds chirping, and all the smells that may not bother your nose, but are far more intense for a small animal. Bio-Genica has developed the most humane form of pet transport that is beneficial to both the you and your Genpet.
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Can Genpets become angry or violent?
The Genpets are designed to be docile, combined with that, the nutrient packs keep them well tempered. If a Genpet were to be taken off of its nutrient pack it would die long before any behavioural issues could develop as the nutrient packs are also the Genpets sole source of food.
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** If your question is not one of the Frequently Asked Questions answered here, please visit out Technical Support page and one of our customer service representatives will get back to you shortly.


 

Ann Sumpter (28)
Thursday December 4, 2008, 1:53 pm
Noted and thank you, Marieemma
OMG! The Baby looks so like a Fetus...
Just wrong.
Gembaby--Genpet Them being real. just more pets to Die! A Child isn't gonna take time to take care of these the proper way
 

Linda B. (71)
Thursday December 4, 2008, 2:08 pm
Thanks for posting. This is nuts! I haven't finished reading at the website yet, but I think I've seen enough to get the idea.

Is this even legal?



 

Susan M. (239)
Thursday December 4, 2008, 2:17 pm
UNREAL
 

Kari D. (192)
Thursday December 4, 2008, 2:33 pm
You have got to be Kidding! This is unreal :0(
 

Nora J. (229)
Thursday December 4, 2008, 3:12 pm
I have sent the company an email message expressing my disgust. I don't know who they think they are.
 

. (0)
Thursday December 4, 2008, 3:16 pm
Genpets are NOT real!! It's a spoof on how far bioengineering could go. See the snopes link: http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/genpets.asp
 

Tanja Jaeger (3)
Thursday December 4, 2008, 4:43 pm
lol, this was a fake site made over a year ago. Please check snopes.
 

Anna B. (0)
Thursday December 4, 2008, 4:58 pm
lol i cant believe everyone fell for this. do some research and youll see its fake... an "art project" to get people thinking
 

Nora J. (229)
Thursday December 4, 2008, 5:13 pm
lol, but I still think it's gross.
 

Marieemma T. (227)
Thursday December 4, 2008, 7:38 pm
I HOPE IT'S FAKE ! BUT ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THIS WOLD, THAT ITS GETTING WORST IN ONE WAY, BUT ITS GETTING CLEARER IN THE OTHER SIDE, THE POSITIVE, THE POLES OF GOOD AND WRONG ARE GETTING WIDELY SEPARATED !!! AND THAT'S GOOD !!!
 

Marion Y. (322)
Thursday December 4, 2008, 8:02 pm
This had me going to0 for a minute. Although it's not funny, it is a great shocker to get people to think about gmo foods, seeds and the implications of what it means to humanity and the planet. Thanks for the eye-opener, Marieemma!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 4, 2008, 10:45 pm
This is really scary... it may give the wrong people exactly bad ideas... It also served to make me appreciate al true animal lovers even more!
 

Irma Paulme (98)
Friday December 5, 2008, 1:10 am
Isn't this morally and ethically not right?
 

Suzanna van der Voort (271)
Friday December 5, 2008, 1:29 am
This story is made to make us think!! Mankind always has a desire to play for "god", no matter if this causes suffering, pain and deformations who will let the animals die a painful death. Who knows what researchers are doing in their hidden labs... It happens already: cat and dogs breeds, with serious health problems, with their joints, with their eyes, with breathing. We accept this, because these animals are so cute....I don't know if we can stop this insane attitude of mankind, playing with genetics and DNA.
Thanks Marieemma
 

Judy Munn (83)
Friday December 5, 2008, 1:41 am
If this is for real, these people should be charged by Law for playing around with animals and human DNA's. I'm utterly disgusted!
 

Wendy Watson (55)
Friday December 5, 2008, 2:41 am
Noted,, OH so wrong..Why are scientist palying like this when they should be finding preventaive medicine and cures through non violent ways. Herbs and natural resources, clean air and water. Organic foods. These mad (crazy) scientists need to be put in the lab for testing.
 

De L. (321)
Friday December 5, 2008, 5:03 am
Yes - this may be just a project that some students did. However - just remember that there are always going to be some such scary things going on in labs. Remember some of the experiments that Hitler was having carried out way back then??? Man has always thought that animals are just to be used for either pleasure or pain. Who knows what is going on in labs now that DNA has come to light??? Scam or scary - it doesn't matter - this world is just becoming a weird planet with some of the ideas and attitudes that are going on. We still need to stop animal abuse in any form.
 

Nora J. (229)
Friday December 5, 2008, 3:28 pm
This is an email response I received from the creator:
Hi,
Thanks for your interest in my www.Genpets.com site!
If you read the about page linked to at the bottom of the Genpet site pages it explains that the Genpets are actually a set of 19 robotic sculptures that have been in museum and art displays around the world.
The 19 Genpets and the website are designed more as a "what if" or "should we" if that makes sense. No one seems to really be talking about where biotech might lead and if that's a good thing, and so that's what Genpets is meant to do. It would be wonderful to believe that biotech advancements would be used to save lives, but honestly, it will most likely just be used to make a quick buck. that's the way we do things.
There's more info on the about page that explains it better
http://www.genpets.com/about.php
as well as a link to my personal site with photos of how they were made

Best Wishes,
Adam Brandejs
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Marieemma T. (227)
Friday December 5, 2008, 6:44 pm
AT LAST I FEEL RELAX, FOR NOW, HOPE NEVER MAKE NOTHING GROTESQUE ! IN THE FUTURE ! THANKS NORA !!!
 

Jason T. (144)
Saturday December 20, 2008, 3:23 pm
The thought that a "Genpet" could feel pain is troubling. I don't think these are real. I hope they aren't.
 
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