Brave New World
So it's come to this now... The fusing of human cells and cattle egg cells for the purposes of creating a developing embryo. Only to THEN destroy it to harvest the embryonic stem cells of, who knows what to call, this hybrid thing.
They said they had hollowed out the egg cells of cattle, inserted human DNA to create a growing embryo, and then taken it apart to get embryonic stem cells.
I just love how this is explained as an "interim step" in the article. In the history of all scientific "advancement" mankind has pursued, exactly how many times has such an "achievement" been made, only to later pull the reigns in and a consensus be reached to never broach that territory again? It doesn't really happen.
Other experts agreed such work would only be an interim step aimed at understanding the biology of embryonic stem cells - the body's ultimate master cells, which can give rise to all of the other cells and tissues.
Some members of our scientific community seem to be bypassing the idea of "playing God" altogether and are showing that they actually have no qualms or shame in jumping straight to playing Dr. Frankenstein.