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Friday, January 13, 2006

Green Ham and Eggs



The BBC is reporting:

"The scientists, from National Taiwan University's Department of Animal Science and Technology, say that although the pigs glow, they are otherwise no different from any others."

They did this by adding genetic material from jellyfish to the pig embryos. It has taken me a while to get use to the idea that genetically altered tomatoes have the genes of flounders. This was done to improve the shelf life. The taste of tomatoes have never been the same to me since. Although, these genetically altered pigs may never make it to the food chain, they will be used for disease research. It does cause me to ponder Dr. Seuss books in a different light.

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