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The Case of the Genetically Modified Primate

“Ninharsag and her crew are closer to being vindicated as time passes, and soon your theories will no longer be theories!”

So wrote to me a fan (Jack Byrd in Virginia) in a congratulatory letter accompanying a newspaper clipping headlined “Genetically modified primate is world’s first.” It was the report about the successful birth of ANDi (‘inserted DNA’ spelled backward), a baby rhesus monkey “created” by a group of researchers at the Oregon Regional Primate Center, whose genetic makeup was modified to include the genes from a jellyfish that make it glow in the dark.

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