Peng Peng The Sheep Cloned With "Good Fat" Was Spliced With Worm DNA
Apr 27, 2012 13:18
Apparently, splicing DNA from one animal into another to create a genetic hybrid isn't a science fiction movie. Peng Peng the sheep has made it a science fact. The newly cloned lamb has become the first sheep to have a worm spliced into him, making him the first worm sheep on the planet.
But its not something gross out of a Human Centipede experiment. You can't actually tell that he's a genetic hybrid by looking at him.
Researchers took a gene from the model organism C. elegans, a nematode worm, and blended it with Peng Peng's DNA that makes him better to eat, which gets his to produce "good" fat rather than the standard "bad fat" you find in an animal. The lead researcher behind the project, Du Yutao from the Beijing Genomics Institute in Shenzhen, told Reuters:
"The gene was originally from the C. elegans (roundworm), which has been shown (in previous studies) to increase unsaturated fatty acids which is very good for human health."
Men have also have a lot of things which they need to keep in mind. They also need care and time. They need so many things to look fresh. One of the most important things is the shaving equipment. Yes, it is very much important. Are you a grown up guy? Do you do shaving every day? Did you ever thought about getting a trimmer? Mostly men think that the blade can only give you a fine and close shave. It might be true to some extent but there are some doubts. Read more
Everyone knows a photographer. Whether they’re a hobbyist, a wedding photographer or an archivist for National Geographic, photographers are always in search of the latest camera accessories. If you’re stumped on what gift to give your photographer for their big day, here are just a few of the coolest gadgets on the market. Read more
1) Kindle Fire HD 10 – An offering from the notable e-commerce site Amazon which is presently acquiring the vast majority of organizations and attempting to work on their own range of electronic merchandise. Well the Kindle Fire tablet is best case of it. Read more