Adding this post to go along with my earlier post. Thanks Bloggerheadseaturtle and I love the name! ~JuleeK@Sleuth4Health
Neon-themed parties are fun, but these critters are giving new meaning to the phrase: “If it’s not neon, it can’t be on.” This CNN article explores the new advances in technology and genetics that are changing the way we think about biology, especially relating to animals. The article gives an introduction and then continues into excerpts from an interview with Frankenstein’s Cat: Cuddling up to Biotech’s Brave New Beasts author Emily Anthes. She covers topics such as genetically engineered zebrafish (GloFish) that contain a fluorescent protein gene and cats like Mr. Green Genes that can glow under ultraviolet light. Although genetic alteration is the main focus, other biotech topics, such as Winter (the dolphin with a prosthetic tail) and RoboRoaches (roaches that can be controlled by remote control), come up as well.
Even though these innovations are neat, they bring up…
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