Planet of the Apes: Scientists Modify Monkey DNA


monkeyCut and paste isn’t just for your keyboard anymore. Researchers in China have created genetically modified monkeys by copying DNA into living beings, which could allow them to recreate human diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Animal rights groups have criticized the new tests, which they say will give scientists “almost limitless power to create sick animals.” (Meanwhile, Merck said it would end chimpanzee research.)

The technique could also be used to test drugs or monitor diseases on small pieces of lab-grown human organs. Read more at The Guardian.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. Never ceases to amaze me they worry about animals but care less about humans dying from diseases that can be treated eventually
    While Germany killed 6 million Jews they worried and cared for there dogs and cats. This might tell us about these people and there misguided ideas