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 ...

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2 comments:

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

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

    ... did you see this post?:

    Soul Sister

    :)

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