Chinese researchers have reportedly created a “super dog” with twice the muscle mass of an ordinary dog through a gene-editing process.
The team of scientists say that the goal is to be able to manipulate dog genes in order to further biomedical research and potentially help humans. Dogs with DNA mutations that imitate Parkinson’s and muscular dystrophy would give scientists a model to find a cure for these human diseases, according to the MIT Technology Review report.
But what exactly will China do with a race of super dogs? Glenn Beck, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere were uneasy about that future on Monday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program.”
One concern is that gene editing will next be used on humans, perhaps to create similarly “super” humans with twice the muscle mass.
“That is terrifying,” Glenn said of the story. “The soldier dogs would be bad enough. The soldier people would be also very bad.”
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