Thursday, May 02, 2002

ROBORATS? Researchers have found a way to use remote controls to guide rats' movements through implanted electrodes. These researchers say they are "trying to avoid using bigger animals" because of the "big brother" ethical issues involved in developing a technique that in many cases overrides an animal's natural instincts. "Trying to" doesn't exactly make it clear what their plans are, does it? Once the techniques are out there, who is to stop someone else from moving on to bigger and more exciting things? Some cloners only want to clone animals...

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