Friday, December 4, 2009

Glowing Monkeys

Chris Buzelli

'Recently, researchers in Japan added a jellyfish gene that produces green fluorescent protein to marmoset monkeys. This new trait caused their feet to glow green.

It was the first time scientists had added a gene to a primate that could be passed to a second generation.

The ethical concern is inadvertently creating an animal with cognitive abilities such as rational thinking and moral reflection, especially if the gene comes from a human.

The Island of Doctor Moreau seems all too possible!'

No way, I don't want my monkey to glow in the dark ...



  1. "my monkey" ?? do they use the expression "spank the monkey" in Nambia?

  2. Haha, ... no ... but I'm aware of it ...

    ... did you see this post?:

    Soul Sister