Daww. . South Korean scientists successfully cloned a dog In 2011 that is still alive and healthy. Oh, they also genetically modified It so it can glow in the d
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Daww

South Korean scientists successfully
cloned a dog In 2011 that is still alive
and healthy. Oh, they also genetically
modified It so it can glow in the dark.
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#186 - successfully ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
User avatar #170 to #10 - dirtydollar (07/20/2013) [-]
soon...
#53 to #10 - anon (07/19/2013) [-]
Idiot. That's obviously real.
#428 - anon (07/20/2013) [-]
Plot twist: The Koreans ate it.
#39 - breadmolester (07/19/2013) [-]
when are we getting to this point!?
#141 to #39 - anon (07/20/2013) [-]
Never.
User avatar #336 to #39 - mirgil **User deleted account** (07/20/2013) [-]
I don't know when scientists are but I sure am getting to it right now. Hahah-…sorry...
#398 to #39 - holmesc ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
if only..
#424 to #39 - sposadox (07/20/2013) [-]
Not soon enough.
#47 to #39 - anon (07/19/2013) [-]
Soon my friend. First they need to master creating real animals and when they run out of ideas then they will turn to the internet for 'new' creative animals.
#50 to #47 - breadmolester (07/19/2013) [-]
lets start here.
User avatar #412 to #50 - predominance (07/20/2013) [-]
Moonlight Flower :3
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#453 to #39 - toneboi **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
#64 to #39 - greyshirt ONLINE (07/19/2013) [-]
Is she a 50% or a 70%? I find it hard to tell and I gotto make sure to not go too far.
#158 to #64 - anon (07/20/2013) [-]
shes 100% good enough for me
#215 to #158 - anon (07/20/2013) [-]
so you **** cats i see...
User avatar #390 to #215 - meganinja ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
yes. Yes I do.
User avatar #233 to #64 - xchewsifferx (07/20/2013) [-]
The face says 50%

But the body says 70%
User avatar #98 to #64 - postie (07/20/2013) [-]
60%?
User avatar #65 to #64 - breadmolester (07/19/2013) [-]
65% good sir
#70 to #65 - greyshirt ONLINE (07/19/2013) [-]
I am conflicted.
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#56 to #39 - shishiko **User deleted account** (07/19/2013) [-]
One day... Till then, a man can dream...
#365 - anon (07/20/2013) [-]




I WANT CATGIRLS FOR ***** SAKE!!!!!!!!!!! NOT GLOWING DOGS!!!!!!!!!




#440 to #365 - sanguinesolitude (07/20/2013) [-]
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do they come in snake?
User avatar #366 to #365 - yunouppercase (07/20/2013) [-]
we all do
#370 to #365 - hisnameisjake (07/20/2013) [-]
MFW it finally becomes a thing.   
   
Hurry up japan, I wont be young forever.
MFW it finally becomes a thing.

Hurry up japan, I wont be young forever.
#150 - skibumbkwhopa (07/20/2013) [-]
Basically what they do is inject pieces of DNA into the dog and combine it with the dogs pre existing DNA. the newly created DNA now hold a recipe for the making of protein that when combined with glucose the protein glows.

Now i could be completely wrong, this is just something that we talked about in biology in my most recent year of school.
User avatar #153 to #150 - oddesy (07/20/2013) [-]
eh, you arent exactly wrong.

A protein code is introduced in whats called a plasmid (yes, plasmid) to the egg cell. From the external environment it becomes part of the DNA. The protein comes from a species of jellyfish called Aequorea victoria, and itself is known as G.F.P, or Green Florescent Protein. They modify it to glow a number of different colors.

Its been some time, but I actually had to do this in college with E. Coli and started to do it with a Pig, but graduated before we finished and next years group took on with my work.

You can read more on the matter of discovery of G.F.P and how it changed our world in a book by Dr. Mark Zimmer called Glowing Genes
#504 to #153 - skibumbkwhopa (07/21/2013) [-]
Yes we did the same exact thing with E. Coli. But im sure doing it in collage was a little more advanced than my sophomore year. thanks for clearing it up!
#311 to #153 - brmacaco (07/20/2013) [-]
Wow... thanks.
#157 - senorfrog (07/20/2013) [-]
Gentlemen and Gentlewomen, we are a step closer to making pokemon
User avatar #181 to #157 - deltoraquest (07/20/2013) [-]
certain pokemon

(admiralbuzzkill.jpg)
User avatar #44 - bobodevetjedan (07/19/2013) [-]
But what if the dog doesn't want to glow in the dark.
#63 to #44 - bigwhitehound (07/19/2013) [-]
Um..then the Koreans eat it?
User avatar #45 to #44 - kreekydoorS (07/19/2013) [-]
Then it sure is going to have a ruff life.
User avatar #191 to #45 - bowlerpipe (07/20/2013) [-]
You missed the opportunity to use glow in the bark.

Way to go, asshole
User avatar #275 to #191 - PadreRasta (07/20/2013) [-]
How could he introduce this sentence in his comment?
Don't be a bitch.
#4 - anon (07/19/2013) [-]
cloning things scares me, when do we start cloning humans, and for what purpose?
User avatar #321 to #4 - bloodyspy (07/20/2013) [-]
For the glorious Grineer empire, of course.
User avatar #339 to #4 - demandred (07/20/2013) [-]
there's tons of reasons:
laundry
sextoys
just for the lols
labor
and obviously FOR SCIENCE!
#377 to #4 - anon (07/20/2013) [-]
in almost all countries, it is illegal to clone a human/humans. the countries that the action is legal, are F***in broke so you can't get the rescources
User avatar #22 to #4 - spyrothehedgehog (07/19/2013) [-]
So you can go **** yourself
#154 to #4 - sirslimyscrotum **User deleted account** (07/20/2013) [-]
You can literally go 			****		 yourself.
You can literally go **** yourself.
#184 to #4 - anon (07/20/2013) [-]
Porn
User avatar #194 to #4 - unoriginalaccount (07/20/2013) [-]
I want a clone of myself so I can make love to myself.
User avatar #195 to #4 - jasonmaki (07/20/2013) [-]
So we can make black people glow and become visible in the night
User avatar #291 to #4 - theturkeyburger (07/20/2013) [-]
Imagine cloning a kid with near perfect heart health for a heart replacement for a kid on his last legs
#353 to #4 - anon (07/20/2013) [-]
Masturbating 2.0
#319 to #4 - anon (07/20/2013) [-]
I'd clone clone a female version of myself so I could actually get a woman to sleep with me.
User avatar #46 to #4 - linktheherooftime (07/19/2013) [-]
Well I'm personally looking forward to it. I want to have like 4 clones of myself, and then we'd start a boy band.
User avatar #68 to #46 - alltimetens (07/19/2013) [-]
A boy band nobody would like because then you'd have a group of ugly, untalented twats.


inb4 "2edgy4me"
User avatar #251 to #68 - Kadzait (07/20/2013) [-]
3edgy5me
#6 to #4 - squidgywidgy (07/19/2013) [-]
Reasons.
Reasons.
User avatar #15 to #4 - willindor ONLINE (07/19/2013) [-]
A better question is: Why shouldn't we clone people?
User avatar #200 to #88 - danster (07/20/2013) [-]
I'm glad someone else remembered it.
User avatar #183 to #88 - gravitystereo (07/20/2013) [-]
I love you.
User avatar #31 to #15 - bigfriendlyginger (07/19/2013) [-]
way to many reasons to count, Most common one would be the whole "Can you imagine realising one day that the only reason you where brought into existence, was because someone else was considered great enough for them to create some pale imitation of their greatness?"

another would be that just how worse would it make population growth? with people living longer and longer, and more people giving birth all the time throwing another way to create human live would cause earth to overpopulate horrendously.

Ever read Mary Shelley's Frankenstein?

if spare body parts get cloned then can you imagine just how bad it would be if people stopped valuing their own body because parts where replaceable? what if something went wrong with the replacement, or if for some reason replacement organs where no longer available how many would be stuck disabled/Dying because they no longer had to value their own body?

SO many reasons involved in the concept of soldier clones, a few of which could be applied to the aforementioned Frankenstein issues.

#317 to #4 - anon (07/20/2013) [-]
We could clone individual organs.

We should never clone a human being as a whole person.
#227 to #4 - anon (07/20/2013) [-]
Level 6 shift
#7 to #4 - lolabunny (07/19/2013) [-]
I think it will be interesting to clone someone, it would be like the ultimate study on nurture vs. nature.
#13 to #7 - anon (07/19/2013) [-]
There's this thing called identical twins. They have the exact same DNA. They are clones by definition. People already study them.
#16 to #13 - lolabunny (07/19/2013) [-]
Dogs can smell the difference between identical twins from birth, which suggests that there are innate differences between them that we can't yet measure properly, but this could still account for variations in personalities and the such.

A direct clone may lack these differences and give more accurate clues as to the significance of nature vs. nurture. And considering how often this question comes up it would be worth the effort just to settle the question once and for all.

Note I'm not just talking about cloning Stephen Fry and seeing if the baby grows up awesome, I meant if we could clone someone twice we could carefully manage the environment in which the fetus develops. How certain hormones are shared out between two natural twins is one explanation given for difference, but this variable could be canceled out in an artificial and controlled condition.
User avatar #185 to #4 - jaggedherp (07/20/2013) [-]
I believe cloning humans is not allowed in most first-world countries.
#165 to #4 - anon (07/20/2013) [-]
People watch too many ******* movies, how the **** is cloning inhumane? It's just like reproducing except without the need for people. It's not like in the ******* movies where it has all your thoughts and dreams and it doesn't start out the same age as you... It grows up and is completely different from whoever was cloned, we can only clone the genes, not personality...
User avatar #178 to #4 - killerliquid (07/20/2013) [-]
To get Accelerator to Level 6.
#456 to #4 - anon (07/20/2013) [-]
sex toys
User avatar #21 to #4 - Crusader (07/19/2013) [-]
Probably not for a while, and for a variety of reasons.
We could clone an army of "perfect specimens" people like George Saint-Pierre, Joe Lauzon, etc. to be soldiers.
We could also clone people at birth and keep them in some sort of stasis in case we ever need organs/blood.
It could even be that we clone people for second chances. Take a sample of DNA at birth, and if that child dies in a car accident, or something you could clone it and have the child again.
#388 to #4 - anon (07/20/2013) [-]
Battle royals with your clones
User avatar #5 to #4 - ljxjlos ONLINE (07/19/2013) [-]
Spareparts.
#17 to #5 - anon (07/19/2013) [-]
I read that as square pants...
User avatar #18 to #17 - ljxjlos ONLINE (07/19/2013) [-]
Well, I guess we could work this out , too. Genetically engineered Spongebob-People
User avatar #37 to #5 - tehbestever (07/19/2013) [-]
Then activists are going on about equality and blah blah blah

It's inhumane, it's still a human. The only way to make sense of using cloned humans for spare parts is if they remove all sense from their brain and only keep the survival instincts for their body to keep on living, nothing else.

Other than that, it's a very controversial subject to talk about
#174 to #37 - stepsword (07/20/2013) [-]
I would say just clone the part you need instead of cloning the entire person, if you're doing it for spare parts
#248 to #174 - dashortestusername (07/20/2013) [-]
They will be able to 3D scan organs around 2020.
#71 to #37 - anon (07/19/2013) [-]
^^
He's right. You can't just create a human and then tell him/her that his/her value is inferior. That he/she is just there to sacrifice its life for you.
I think a better solution would be using the genetic information and cloning techniques to create the spare parts themselves instead of spare humans (kinda like the stem cells deal).
The sucject is delicate for the reasons mentioned above.
User avatar #359 to #71 - therealtjthemedic (07/20/2013) [-]
...You just clone the organ itself.
#343 to #71 - anon (07/20/2013) [-]
That's how they did it in Halo and Mass Effect.
#83 to #37 - anon (07/19/2013) [-]
and then we mass engineering mindless husks of people that only need to eat and breed to survive and then we have them break out due to an environmental group being like "save the humans!" and they blow up the facility and tons of clones and still intact/haywire cloning equipment creates a massive and growing outbreak of them and suddenly they are eating people and ******* in the street to survive and dear god it's ******* terrifying zombie apocalypse.
#72 to #37 - anon (07/19/2013) [-]
it might just so gigantically controversial that everyone might just forget racism...
#118 to #5 - adrianking (07/20/2013) [-]
You have been chosen...
User avatar #391 to #118 - blbrian (07/20/2013) [-]
I'd clone Scarlett Johansson for totally different reasons
#198 to #5 - danster (07/20/2013) [-]
House of the Scorpion
#406 to #5 - setittowumbo (07/20/2013) [-]
What if they forget which one is the original one and they end up using our parts for the clone?
#23 to #5 - anon (07/19/2013) [-]
Like the "The Island" movie.
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#400 to #5 - funmanigro (07/20/2013) [-]
The Island
#320 to #5 - mymissiondaytwo (07/20/2013) [-]
Then why not just clone the spare parts and spare ourselves the agony of having to deal with more humans ?
#214 to #5 - anon (07/20/2013) [-]
just like "The Island"...i think thats what its called
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#189 to #5 - screename (07/20/2013) [-]
I am retarted and thought you said squarepants.
User avatar #373 to #189 - lmaopwnt (07/20/2013) [-]
I shot the letter between "j" and l" off my eyboard.
User avatar #454 to #189 - revanthewin (07/20/2013) [-]
Grazed my right middle finger and shot the numbers off of my keyboard.
User avatar #426 to #189 - spaceturtlecadet ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
my mug of tea
****
#417 to #189 - anon (07/20/2013) [-]
bad moment to scratch my balls...
#402 to #189 - anon (07/20/2013) [-]
i just shot my ******* head off...
#379 to #189 - anon (07/20/2013) [-]
My hand is in a fist, what does that mean?
#348 to #189 - anon (07/20/2013) [-]
Well I'm on my bed with my arm crossed under the other so...it fired and the bullet scraped my arm, damaged my bed, hit my dirty laundry, went through the wall and probably stopped when it hit the furnace. Good news is..it completely missed my laptop beside me.
User avatar #347 to #189 - xxfireflyxx (07/20/2013) [-]
Okay...
I just destroyed my iPad, shot my arm and depending on how powerful this hypothetical gun is the bullet may have gone through my arm and hit my coke bottle.
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User avatar #254 to #189 - robocat (07/20/2013) [-]
Great. I just shot my own dick off.
#112 to #5 - goois ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
Glow in the dark spareparts
#90 to #5 - anon (07/20/2013) [-]
There's actually a movie about that.
User avatar #77 to #5 - vikingfaen (07/19/2013) [-]
The Island o.O
#380 - weenieandthebutt (07/20/2013) [-]
why are we actually not fund these projects further apart from the god damn ethics and morals that bible thumpers love to impose on us?
User avatar #436 to #380 - sanguinesolitude (07/20/2013) [-]
>implying we don't fund projects like this
#463 to #380 - masterboll ONLINE (07/20/2013) [-]
>implying that bible thumpers are the only people in the world who believe that we shouldnt be modifying animals for our amusement
User avatar #405 to #380 - jockothecrock (07/20/2013) [-]
because humanity also have morals. once you officially cloned a person, you believe that you are a god, and begin disregarding life of others because you created one without the need of sexual reproduction, and will do it again if you so please. to copy and modify the genes of your species, making new ones, is just so wrong and weird. its uncanny, and it makes the clone reside in the uncanny valley: Human, but not resembling or not representing it.
User avatar #167 - anorselegend (07/20/2013) [-]
Hound of the Baskervilles anyone?
#124 - tmdarby (07/20/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
#119 - tostito (07/20/2013) [-]
"also genetically modified"
remembered of this
#374 to #119 - anon (07/20/2013) [-]
what is this?
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#302 to #163 - doubleac (07/20/2013) [-]
What is it? I feel it might be scary :o like a clone of a human being turned into a sadistic killing machine that cleverly kills all it's close friends while they mourn the loss.
User avatar #303 to #302 - bitchpleaseshutup (07/20/2013) [-]
Some mad alchemist fused his little girl and her dog together to form a chimera. Then it gets brutally murdered by a guy who opposes alchemy.
#305 to #303 - doubleac (07/20/2013) [-]
Where is it from? It sounds horrible >.<
User avatar #306 to #305 - bitchpleaseshutup (07/20/2013) [-]
Full Metal Alchemist
User avatar #113 - abacongirl (07/20/2013) [-]
2 questions:

How and why?
#116 to #113 - locke (07/20/2013) [-]
science and Korea in that order.
#368 - TrollBringer (07/20/2013) [-]
So, the word 'enlightenment' is too strong for puns right now. I think it's a bright idea, you know
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