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Cloned Pig-China

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A pig who survived more than a month buried under rubble after the 2008 earthquake in China's Sichuan province has been successfully cloned, according to reports.

Scientists in the southern city of Shenzhen claimed to have cloned Zhu Jianqiang (Strong-Willed Pig) and produced six piglets with DNA identical to their 'dad'.
The pig was hailed as a national hero following his harrowing quake ordeal, China's Sunday Morning Post reported.
Five-year-old Zhu had been castrated before the quake, ruining his chances of naturally fathering piglets.
He had suffered severe trauma from being buried for 36 days. "But the wonderful pig surprised us again," said Du Yutao, the leader of the cloning project.
The 330lbs (150kg) hog reportedly survived in the ruins of its sty by chewing charcoal and drinking rainwater.
The offspring apparently bear a striking resemblance to their father, including a birthmark between their eyes.
The piglets, born over the past few weeks, will probably be paired off and sent to a museum and a genetic institute.
An 8.0-magnitude earthquake devastated Sichuan and parts of neighbouring Shaanxi and Gansu provinces on May 12, 2008.
Tens of thousands of people were killed and swathes of the province were flattened.

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Old 09-18-2011, 04:53 PM
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Re: Cloned Pig-China

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Old 09-18-2011, 11:34 PM
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I love pigs.

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What are the odds that someone,somewhere soon will go ahead and clone a human being,regardless of the ethics laws in their country? In the same vein as 'Why climb a mountain? Because it's there',you just know that human beings will attempt something simply because they can.
Too bad the Cold War is 'officially' over because you just know they'd be doing this stuff alongside the dog's head on electrodes in the former USSR if the Party was footing the bill for it.

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Uplifting story, plus I love the way Asian cultures speak. Strong-willed pig is such an awesome name.

In reference to what Drusilla was saying, I'm sure it's already happened. China has little ethical concerns (I think it was this site where I saw that they were doing road construction and instead of putting up lights and signs, they just put up a concrete wall in the road,) and they are kicking our ass in the science fields. I would not be surprised if they used some of their best soldiers for cloning. It'd be useless since the DNA of the cloned organism is already as aged as the DNA of the original organism, so by the time their soldiers were in their 20's they'd be getting the diseases associated with mild age.

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They're cloning pigs now, soon they'll be cloning politicians.

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soon that pig and or that pigs DNA will be in everything you eat from china and then some...yay mutant pig food/food stuff..

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They're cloning pigs now, soon they'll be cloning politicians.
They already are. Their all the bloody same

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