I spent 6 years in Germany as a kid- For that reason the American Red Cross has deferred me from donating blood for the last 7 years or so. Due to Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease. I'm O-, so I donated consistantly from the age of 16 to 26, so if I was going to pass on my mad cow disease, it's been done LOL But now, I'm deferred.johnett said:ok it depends
When I was in London for a month it was when the mad cow disease was really big there.
well---- not really.JoeCreature said:Yes. Technically it's the same cow.
Ok... you've officially changed my mind. I don't want to eat cloned anything and I don't want my daughter to start menstruating next year either. And to your point... have you seen the size of the shoes the kids are wearing today? Holy cow (no pun intended) I'm 35 and in a size 10. Many kids that are 12 and 13 are already in size 13 to 14 shoes. Somethings up with that!Blitzburggirl said:Ok, I responded before reading more of the posts, so now, I need to add one more Sorry!!
I'm not a liberal, hippy, organic girl- but, kids are developing faster. It's not unusual for a 10 year old girl to begin menstruation. This is a direct result of the steroids in our foods. Would I eat cloned anything, no way.
Back to Dolly, even though she died of cancer, her telomeres were short (which is indicative of advanced age) at half her life expectancy, and also suffered arthritis.
There are lots of links to learn more about it, but here is just one that I found quickly. A more scientific approach is available, but this is an easy read. With time and further experimentation on other clones, it was determined that the telemeres being short were not due to her genetic donor being 6 years old as the original assumption stated. It's the tip of the iceberg. What don't we know?
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