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Biotech hasn't quite advanced as far as some science fiction stories might depict, but a few amazing genetically-modified organisms look like they're just around the corner, with scientists making biofuels or reviving dinosaurs in the near future. While we should be careful messing with Mother Nature, here are just a few developments to watch out for. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.


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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 18th, 2012 @ 5:13pm

    where do fishsticks come from, mommy?

    GMO food is inevitable. resistance is futile.

     

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    Hephaestus (profile), Dec 18th, 2012 @ 5:32pm

    "A transgenic Christmas tree could be engineered to produce green fluorescent protein and glow in the dark (and during the day) without electricity."

    Glofish anyone?

    http://www.glofish.com/

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 18th, 2012 @ 6:20pm

    I don't know...

    That thing doesn't really look all that appetizing.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 18th, 2012 @ 9:15pm

    So once you manage to land the fish you have to have a tug-of-war with it as well :/

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 19th, 2012 @ 5:04am

    Re: where do fishsticks come from, mommy?

    History has shown mono-culture leads to failure. We are already seeing evidence of this in several products from the leading proponent of GMO seeds. It's sad that greed trumps knowledge in the end.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 19th, 2012 @ 6:17am

    All these things are revolting. No wonder scientists are the most hated people on the planet after bankers and lawyers.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 19th, 2012 @ 6:44pm

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    " No wonder scientists are the most hated people on the planet after bankers and lawyers."

    I doubt that. But I suppose your hatred of science might lead to belief in an unscientific poll, possibly sponsored by Fox News

     

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