[BBC News] Scientists in the United States are trying to grow human organs inside pigs.They have injected human stem cells into pig embryos to produce human-pig embryos known as chimeras.
The embryos are part of research aimed at overcoming the worldwide shortage of transplant organs.The team from University of California, Davis says they should look and behave like normal pigs except that one organ will be composed of human cells.
The human-pig chimeric embryos are being allowed to develop in the sows for 28 days before the pregnancies are terminated and the tissue removed for analysis.
Walter Low, professor in the department of neurosurgery, University of Minnesota, said pigs were an ideal “biological incubator” for growing human organs, and could potentially be used to create not just a pancreas but hearts, livers, kidneys, lungs and corneas.
He said if the iPS cells were taken from a patient needing a transplant then these could be injected in a pig embryo which had the key genes deleted for creating the required organ, such as the liver: “The organ would be an exact genetic copy of your liver but a much younger and healthier version and you would not need to take immuno suppressive drugs which carry side-effects.”
[Zurich Times] Perhaps this similarity between humans and pigs is why we were told not to consume the swine?
It is surprising how many Christians today without any hesitation continue to consume the Swine even thought the prohibition against it is quite clear.
Perhaps is it just like Usury and the reminder not to engage in that practice either, but who has time to listen to such things in our quest for modernity and progress as we can see all around us.
Not only is this animal unclean unto you, but it’s resemblance to humans should also make you question why there is such a biological similarity between humans and pigs.
King James Bible [Deuteronomy 14:8] And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcase.
So even touching it is prohibited and here we are openly growing organs inside the Swine? How disgusting has modern western civilization become and when will people wake up to this reality?
The Jews do not eat the Swine either just like Muslims so our question really focuses on modern day Christians and why they become so lax with the Biblical Dietary Laws?