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  • March 31, 2014
    This is a video of Duncan the boxer running on the beach. Duncan was born with severely deformed back legs, so his adoptive family had them amputated. And now he has learned to run with just his front two legs. Cool, but I'd still want some back wheels if I was him. "Vroom ... / Continue →
  • September 10, 2013
    Meet Lola, a 4-pound, 10-year old lobster caught off the coast of Massachusetts with a regular claw on one side, and five freaky little nonfunctional claws on the other. MUTANT! *calling Professor X* Seriously bro, you have to let us kill and eat this one. "This claw deform... / Continue →
  • May 31, 2013
    In potentially exciting cloning news, scientists have successfully drawn liquid wooly mammoth blood from a carcass found in Siberia. Fingers crossed by this time next year they're inexpensive enough to hire for a kid's birthday party. About 15,000 years ago, an old female woo... / Continue →
  • March 18, 2013
    Gastric-brooding frogs went extinct in Australia in the mid 1980's, probably thanks to humanity (shocking, I know). They're called gastric-brooding frogs because the mothers would swallow their fertilized eggs, then incubate them in their stomachs through the hatching and tadp... / Continue →
  • January 21, 2013
    In "let's stop and think this through for a minute" news, a Harvard professor is looking for an "adventurous" female to give birth to a neanderthal baby using artificial DNA. If successful, the neanderthal child will grow up to be the most made fun of kid in the history of mad... / Continue →
  • October 19, 2012
    Scientists are investigating a well preserved woolly mammoth carcass discovered in Siberia with the hopes of finding living cells inside and cloning one of the beasts. It's a far cry from a dinosaur, but I'd still ride one into battle against the giants. Russia's North-Easter... / Continue →
  • August 22, 2012
    This is Venus, a three year old chimera cat. WTF is a chimera cat? CUTE AS A BUTTON. Chimera cat is one individual organism, but genetically its own fraternal twin. A chimera is typically formed from four parent cells (either two fertilized eggs, or two early embryos that ha... / Continue →
  • April 13, 2012
    This is a shot of a leopard in South Africa that's suspected of having erythrism, a genetic mutation believed to cause an excess of red pigments, or a deficit of dark ones. "So it's a ginger?" Yeah, it prefers the term strawberry. Erythrism is very unusual in carnivores, a... / Continue →
  • November 9, 2011
    Produce human blood, or giant rice monsters? Only time will tell. Chinese scientists at Wuhan University have successfully embedded human genes into growing rice, allowing the plants to produce Human Serum Albumin, the protein that makes up the majority of human blood "plasma... / Continue →
  • September 3, 2009
    Scientists are claiming that each human has between 100 and 200 genetic mutations in their DNA. Me? I have two fingers....I have four fingers. Joseph Nadeau, from the Case Western Reserve University in the US, who was not involved in this study said: "New mutations are the s... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2009
    Well scientists have already created glowing dogs and cats, so it was only a matter of time before somebody did a monkey. Nice, guy, thanks for the AIDS. Though primates that make a glowing protein have been created before, these are the first to keep the change in their bloo... / Continue →
  • April 25, 2009
    Created in the same fashion as the glowing kitties we posted way back in December, 2007, scientists have bred transgenic (expressing a gene from another, unrelated organism) puppies that glow red under UV light. I don't want one. Ain't no devil dog livin' in this house! A te... / Continue →
  • November 12, 2008
    Students at Rice University are using genetic engineering to develop a beer that contains resveratrol and may help prevent cancer. BioBeer, as it's called, has three genes spliced into special brewer's yeast that produce resveratrol, the chemical in red wine that is thought ... / Continue →
  • December 17, 2007
    For years now I've been asking myself "When the hell is someone going to get on the ball and clone some damn cats that glow when exposed to UV light?" Well some South Korean scientists at Gyeongsang National University must have read my mind, because they have! The cats are t... / Continue →