How hard would it be to (bio)engineer a dragon? Some biology & genetics and here's the dragon!
Do you cross you fingers, knock on wood, turn the other way when black cat crosses your path?
Dolly was the first mammal to be cloned using the nucleus from a somatic cell of one animal and an egg from another individual of the same species. Her birth proved that we can restart the cellular development of a somatic cell from a higher animal in a way that would allow it to recreate any other cell needed to for a whole new individual.
Science is gender-neutral and one day this phenomenon will stand as a pillar of our progress.
To every scientist - I have faith that we can do this and much more!
So next time you think of evolution, think of it as the never-ending journey, and don't be mistaken - we to can be very (r)evolutionary - if a scientist can imagine something, they'll also find a way to do it!
Just staying in the loop
Science Café - the science news show from the @BlueStreakSci podcast.
Be curious and always be critical - even of the things you hear in class!
Don't freak out - this is not the plot for a #sci-fi horror, as it's specific to a single-cell sized #host - an #ancient #amoeba, and definitely not to #humans. Phew!