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World's First Cloning Factory in China Clones 500 Pigs a Year


Animals  (tags: cloning, China, animalrights, pigs, BGI )

Nancy
- 173 days ago - inhabitat.com
Rather than using machines, BGI uses man power, employing an assembly line of 30 to 50 workers to carry out the cloning and implanting process by hand. The newborn clones then go on to be implanted with cloned embryos later in life, perpetuating the...



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Nancy C. (796)
Friday January 17, 2014, 9:09 am
"Along with the pig clones, the researchers also conduct gene sequencing, creating litters of genetically modified pigs with tweaked DNA to make them more susceptible to illnesses, such as Alzheimerís, that the medicines they are testing aim to treat. But BGI isnít just interested in the gene sequencing of pigs. The labs contain giant gene sequencing machines that run gene codes incessantly, for everything from food to animals. With 156 gene sequencing machines, BGIís facilities trumps the second largest gene sequencing center in the world, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, which boasts only 30 machines."
Wonder what HG Wells would think...


 

FranNOMAILPLS Darcy (210)
Friday January 17, 2014, 9:11 am
I wonder where all this will end....
 

Ilona V. (0)
Friday January 17, 2014, 12:13 pm
China ......
 

Natasha Salgado (505)
Friday January 17, 2014, 4:14 pm
Asia is hell 4 animals -especially China. Poor piggies--the insanity needs to stop.
 

Ronni G. (108)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 10:51 am
I'm appalled.Welfare is no doubt at the bottom of the list of priorities
 

Michael A. (27)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 11:05 am
noted
 

Allan Yorkowitz (457)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 11:06 am
Add this to my "Why I Can't Stand China" list.
 

linda b. (190)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 11:14 am
"They aim to provide food for the starving, improve medicines and develop better tasting food" and all at the expense of the horrendous suffering of animals, makes me sick, I wouldn't eat a blade of grass from this country. Thanks Nancy.
 

Ruth S. (313)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 11:30 am
It does not surprise me that China would do something like this!
 

Lona Goudswaard (67)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 11:39 am
Stop messing with mother nature especially on such a factory scale. This may have negative effects on a grand scale.
 

Ondine J. (141)
Saturday January 18, 2014, 12:29 pm
Noted, this is scary, very scary.
 

Sylvie A. (119)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 3:50 am
C'est vraiment trŤs triste d'engendrer encore de souffrance qu'il en existe maintenant.
 

Nils Anders Lunde (526)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 3:52 am
Noted. Sometimes i feel for just giving up. leave what`s around me and move far away from all. Deep in a forest or moutains or both. (in fact i know i will thrive since i know my way around in most of nature) Does not matter where as long as it is faaaaaar away from this square box we call community. I belive nature one day will hit back and when it does we all will have a huge problem, a problem we then cannot solve. UNLESS something makes this STOP soon!
 

federico bortoletto (32)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 7:10 am
Notato
 

Sara P. (56)
Sunday January 19, 2014, 11:13 am
When we speak about china we speak about the worse for animals!!!!!!!
 
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