Random stuff I trip over. Unusually will be stuff I think could be applicable in some way...
"The chance of an animal gaining human consciousness is probably slim; their brains are just too different, and much smaller. Even so, as a precaution, researchers working with farm-animal chimeras haven’t yet permitted any to be born..."
Something from the Cosmic era? Some Secret of NIM stuff? Nope. Reality.http://www.technologyreview.com/news/545106/human-animal-chimeras-are-gestating-on-us-research-farms/
“What if the embryo that develops is mostly human? It’s something that we don’t expect, but no one has done this experiment, so we can’t rule it out.”
"Nakauchi says that as a matter of convenience, most of the iPS cells his team has been placing into animal embryos are made from his own blood, since recruiting volunteers involves too much paperwork."
Nothing could possibly go wrong here, right?