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Freaks of Science: Liu Kang by Velica Freaks of Science: Liu Kang by Velica
::This deviation is part of the colection FREAKS OF SCIENCE. [link] ::

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Professor Kang started his own group in Shanghai 1992, to do research on limb development in mammals. But against all agreements, the institute failed to provied suficient funding to hire technical staff, post docs or PhD students. Kang would either quit his position or do all the lab work by himself. He applied his expertise and generated two extra-arms on his abdomen to perform multi-tasking. The modification is impressively efficient allowing Kang to perform high troughput tasks (it is said he sequenced the whole genome of his wife by himself using the Sanger method). Oddly, after 5 pm he looses control of the ectopic arms as they wander off to the nearest bar and spend all his money in Mojitos.
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the idea for this freak came from a conversation I had with another researcher a while ago where he said "why spend money in high throughput machines when you can hire a chinese post doc?"
Liu Kang is the name of a character in the video game Mortal Kombat.
Ectopic limbs can be generated in mice and chickens by fiddling with the appropriate signalling molecules in the embryo. [link]
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:iconeusoniptera:
Eusoniptera Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Can we generate and add a pair of wings too? Like an insect.
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Tordo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work, wise arms by the way, nothing like a few drinks to relax after a hard work day.
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lady-vampiresa Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I heard the same thing (about the chinese post docs)
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peanut142 Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
I have to say: This Liu Kang does not look very Chinese, but rather a Portuguese. Maybe we should develop some methods to transform people from one nation to another. What do you think?


^&^
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:iconvelica:
Velica Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Agreed. Im ready when you are! :D
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Mentalrabie Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
hahahahahaaa, mojitos!
...great drawing, great story- i really like your freaks of science!
:)
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Mentalrabie Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
damn! ...again i had to fave a piece twice...somehow sometimes theyre get lost on their way :|
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KKarasu Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
u sure know about science.
we need scientists like this one.
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:iconvelica:
Velica Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
if i didnt know about it, id be fucked! :D
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:iconkkarasu:
KKarasu Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
touché
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