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First Hybrid? Boy born with an extra strand of DNA
04-11-2011, 04:12 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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Brave Alfie Clamp was born blind and with severe disabilities, which led doctors to carry out various tests.
They revealed his seventh chromosome had an 'extra arm' which has never been documented anywhere in the world before.
Doctors are baffled at his condition, which is so rare it does not have a name.

His condition left Alfie unable to see until he was three months old and his muscles were so weak he could not roll over on his own.
He still suffers serious digestive problems and needs a cocktail of drugs every day to help his body absorb vital nutrients.
He also suffers fits which sparked by high temperatures and metabolic problems stop him from eating or drinking.
Since he was born, Alfie has been rushed to hospital six times - including twice just last month - when he stopped breathing.
His parents even believed he was dying twice and were stunned when Alfie made a full recovery after spending time in hospital.
Mr and Mrs Clamp, who also have 10-year-old daughter Georgia who is perfectly healthy, had their DNA tested but were not carriers of the faulty gene.
Mr Clamp said: 'The doctors told us there is nothing we could have done to prevent it. I don't think we'll ever know why it happened.
'I was holding him in my arms and I could see his eyes start to focus on me. It was a massive milestone for us because we didn't know if that would ever happen.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/articl...d-DNA.html

This is technically not an entirely human child is it... damned.gif
04-11-2011, 04:22 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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A genuine split has been made from man with the advent of a triple helix DNA. Spontaneous evolution? Maybe so.
Read something fascinating and disturbing here
Quote:"Using nucleic acid segments that bind to the DNA duplexes to form triple strands as a way of regulating gene expression is under investigation by biotechnology companies. Similar work is also being undertaken at Yale University."
That child's dna will be around in labs for all eternity.
From some information I've read this is very bad news should it continue, what if they are sterile? Let the cloning begin?

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04-11-2011, 04:29 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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The boy is already two so they had plenty of time to play with this new genetic toy for some time... I'm not too comfortable with this damned.gif
04-11-2011, 04:32 PM #4
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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İmage

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04-11-2011, 04:50 PM #5
Kreeper Griobhtha
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And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
04-11-2011, 05:46 PM #6
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Maybe we can make a little gray servant race so we no longer have to do anything but eat Doritos.

İmage

Heres the new...whatever it is.

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04-11-2011, 05:48 PM #7
Octo Mother Superior
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(04-11-2011, 05:46 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Maybe we can make a little gray servant race so we no longer have to do anything but eat Doritos.

...or İmage



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