Friday, August 17, 2012

Signs the Future is Already Here (biotech edition)

Couple things that came across my radar this week, despite being a few years old.

1) Doggie DNA testing service.

Unsure of the pedigree of that mutt you got at the point? Test their DNA and get a family tree of breeds.

2) Genetically-modded fish, trademarked, owned, and available for purchase as pets!

I was at the petstore with the kids and saw some day-glow (tropical looking) freshwater fish for sale. I noticed a (r) beside the name, Glofish, and thought, hmm, maybe they are GMO fish? Sure enough, yes.

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Anyhow, this would have been the stuff of sci-fi only a couple years ago. Hmm....