A Conference on Biotech Challenges for the Church
by John Schroedel
Philo, the first-century Jewish writer, wrote, “If passions are suffered to go unbridled,” cross-bred creatures “hitherto unknown and with no existence outside mythology will come into being.” He was referring to bestiality. He had no idea that such things would ever come to pass in a lab.
Across the world over the past few years, human genes have been inserted into mice, cow’s eggs, and frog’s eggs. One of these fabrications, the “Onco-Mouse,” has been patented in the United States and is being marketed as a tool for cancer research.1 Likewise, efforts are underway to produce human proteins and organs suitable for transplantation in nonhuman hosts.
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