12th May 2008, by Andrew Barr

10 Yetis Good and Bad PR - Monday 12th May 2008

Good afternoon!

Good PR

The Sex and the City movie premiers tonight, and although there have been questioned in the media as to why it is premiering in London and not New York, the show's alleged '5th character', it has created a huge buzz. It has featured in every paper and on every major blog I've read over the last week, helped along by the fact that Sarah Jessica Parker has received quite a few inches recently. Column inches, sorry.

Bad PR

Has to go to the government today, as they are expected to vote in favour of allowing the human-animal research to move into its next stage. I'm going to remain unbiased on the matter, but either way, the reflection of the news is decidedly negative, although those for it argue that it could help treat conditions like Parkinson's or multiple sclerosis. Opponents obviously argue that it is unethical.

Researchers create inter-species hybrids by injecting human DNA into a hollowed-out animal egg cell. The resulting embryo is 99.9 percent human and 0.1 percent animal.

Here's the bill.

The result of a human baby crossed with the Cowardly Lion = Jackie Stallone. 0.1% human, 99.9% animal.

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