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China unveils gene technology to create SUPERHUMANS with hyper-muscular test-tube dogs
2017-07-17
[UKExpress] ARMIES of SUPER-SOLDIERS were a step closer to reality today after China announced it was genetically engineering hyper-muscular SUPER-DOGS.

The dogs, which are test tube bred in a lab, have twice the muscle mass of their natural counterparts and are considerably stronger and faster.

The canine genome has been especially difficult to engineer and replicate – but its close similarity to the human genome means it has long been the prize of geneticists.

Now the Chinese success has led to fears the same technology could be used to create weaponised super-humans - typifed in Marvel Comics by Captain America and his foes.
Much more at link, including picture of 'super dog'.

This is China, it's more like they're trying to get more meat on the dogs for food! Much like the Turkey we breed in USA for breast meat.
Posted by:Seeking cure for ignorance

#10  Life imitates art. I give you the Forced Evolutionary Virus from the Fallout series...
Posted by: CrazyFool   2017-07-17 16:23  

#9  Two words: Bat Boy
Posted by: Frank G   2017-07-17 15:53  

#8  The new Veal.
Posted by: Skidmark   2017-07-17 15:50  

#7  The problem with creating stronger and bigger muscle mass is the underlying support system doesn't change. If they made you strong enough to pick up a car, the muscle would tear away from the bone and the tendons would shred. It is even possible to break bones while you do this.
Unless you improve the support structure (or put regular people into powered exoskeletons) making them super strong and muscular isn't gonna be good for your infantry.
Posted by: DarthVader   2017-07-17 14:32  

#6  They gave a dog steroids. That's it.
Posted by: Charles   2017-07-17 14:06  

#5  The dogs, which are test tube bred in a lab, have twice the muscle mass of their natural counterparts and are considerably stronger and faster.


Better meat but harder to catch
Posted by: Skidmark   2017-07-17 13:14  

#4  I vaguely recall reading some medical literature about a gene mutation some humans carry that results in increased muscle mass, increased strength, much less tendency for body fat. The drawback was the individuals were prone to exhaustion for depleting their energy stores faster or to a greater extent than normals. They may even have been prone to hypoglycemia or lactic acidosis during times of great exertion.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418   2017-07-17 10:43  

#3  I've seen this movie before.
Posted by: Procopius2k   2017-07-17 08:23  

#2  "A dog with the body of a Dachshund, the chest and legs of a Rottweiler and the head of a Pit Bull. Something went wrong in the experiment. The dog isn't even edible--too tough to eat. We were trying for pest-resistant rice."
Posted by: JohnQC   2017-07-17 07:03  

#1  Chinese publish a lot of staff, which (IMO) would be kept secret if true.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru   2017-07-17 04:22  

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