There are some weird genetic experiments in this world and we are splitting genes only to see what occurs next and what type of Frankenstein-esque creatures and vegetation they can make. And these are the ones we will be looking at in our Top 10 Weird Genetic Experiments.
There is more playing with nature for cash in this next item – the Grapple and it looks like apples, while it tastes like grapes. And if you think that is strange, that is because it really is. Apparently, children cannot stand the apple flavor of those fruits they have been keeping around in the lunchboxes during all these decades. They choose grapes over them! But grapes are much too easy to crush and they are so little, and absolutely wrong looking to them. If only a mad scientist could blend these two fruits so that children could appreciate the texture of an apple with the sweet flavor of the grapes. Well, technology is here to help your kids and now you can too!
9. Glow Fish
If you look for an example of specialists just doing tests for science fun, look no further than their Glow Fish. Genetically designed to glow in strong colors in the dark, they have no real purpose other than just looking nice. The marketing blurbs state that “They are an amazing inclusion to any house, workplace or class room and they are ideal for enthusiasts and newbies alike” and they are offered in six bright colors.
The analysis obviously began with a respectable goal in the experts’ mind – these fish were designed as contamination sensors, glowing nicely whenever they met a pollutant. Developing the 21st-millennium alternative of coalmine canaries is doubtful in itself, but then to implement this same gene twisting to a professional venture is a bit weird.
8. Scorpion Cabbages
Cabbage is not the most attractive veggie ever – it is an inexpensive ingredient for uninspiring soups, a basic element for unusual diet plans and a Southern Western recipe choice. So, how to make our modest cabbages even less appealing? How about coating them with powerful scorpion venom? And that is what British geneticians have done some time ago as they made a cabbage that included the venom as its “natural” way to kill pests. The institute first ran these tests back in 1995, when scientists applied scorpion venom onto an area of cabbages, but in this experiment they have went one step further and incorporated the venom into the cabbages themselves, at the same time, in a veggie that is not harmful to people.
7. Super Fast Rodents
We all can admit that these are fairly quick tiny creatures. Definitely rapid enough to snack an opening in your food and run away before you can use a snare for them. So, I do not see the need to breed them any quicker. But the restless obviously did and designed super-mice that are more rapid, healthier and more powerful than ever before. These mice were able run twice as fast and far as other rats and were more enduring against the cold.
The effects of this are a bit terrifying – if you can create a master-mice-race, can you apply the same innovations to generate super-troops? And what if enemy countries also possess this new technologies? Probably best to adhere to establishing little mazes for rats for now.
6. Anti Cancer Eggs
Here is a program of genetic testing that could create a huge, beneficial difference, but it is still a bit weird. In 2005, researchers created a type of hen that made egg with anti-cancer qualities. The poultry had individual genes included to their DNA and the outcome was that their egg white had the necessary protein against different types of cancer, which could then be divided back out for a few more times.
The result was accepted by melanoma researching groups, but after these years, it does not seem to have the success it was hoped for it. Perhaps the concept of utilizing another species to create a whole new generation to medication was just a bit unusual for us.
5. Cats Glowing in the Dark
Be careful – we are getting really weird from now on. If you believed that the neon fish were creepy, how about implementing the same technology to our fuzzy cat friends? In what it must have been some type of drunken challenge, scientists had luminescent jellyfish genes to generate creates kitties that glowed just like your desk lamp. We assume it is useful for individuals who often lose their black animals in dark rooms, but it seems a little vicious.
Apparently, there is a medical program, as the luminescence allows track the direction of exterior genes and it can be used to eliminate the feline version of HIV.
4. Banana Vaccines
There is even more food and medicine combination in this next product, which is an ordinary banana with a hepatitis type-B vaccine. Created approximately 10 years ago, which looks to be a classic time for strange genetics, it was designed for use in less-advanced nations where features for sanitizing small needles are not available everywhere, making the conventional vaccinations risky. Instead, individuals would be provided a genetically customized banana, which has been taken from a tree treated with a vaccine against hepatitis type-B. That appears to be much more secure, right?
The description is something like this – after the hardwood is treated with the vaccine, the genes from the hepatitis virus become a part of the sampled DNA and create bananas that have the necessary protein, but without the contagious elements.
3. Flavor Savor Tomatoes
And just to confirm the fact that nature really is not great enough at what it does, here are the flavor savor tomatoes. The first genetically-engineered meals to be accepted by the FDA, it was intended to maintain its flavor a lot better than a common tomato. These tomatoes were put for selling in 1995 and experienced a brief period of popularity before their creators made the decision that the expenses engaged in producing them were not profitable.
The public response was combined, but mainly unenthusiastic. The flavor savor may have had a long life expectancy, but the genetic material it was meticulously made from, it was not particularly delicious to start with. It was an exciting cutting-edge product, but eventually unsuccessful.
2. Dolly the Sheep
No list of genetic anomalies would be accurate without Dolly, the famous cloned sheep that hit the news almost two decades ago. The sheep was not the first cloned creature, but this was the first cloned mammal from a mature cell. A general course of sci-fi informs you that in a few centuries, the planet will be filled with duplicated people and many thought that this was the first thing towards a strange future where humans are grown in labs.
That can still occur, but it seems that experts are still figuring out the problems in the process. As Dolly was cloned from her 6-year-old parent, her tissues may have become older ahead of time, leading to her death at the age of only 6, instead of a sheep’s normal lifespan of 12 years.
1. Cow Humans
Coming right now on the list – Man Cow. Maybe it was obvious that someone would begin playing around with our DNA and maybe it was also foreseeable that it could be China’s experts the ones to do it. Attempts to outlaw the creepy cow-humans that were exposing their udders have been a little bit overstated – what they actually did was to mix human DNA into the cattle’s to help create a dairy more like breast milk. That is appropriate, right?