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IN Science & Technology ON 08 Jan, 2016
Science has created several milestones, the latest science discovery is shocking. The discovery of Genetic mutated products.
After a long research, the Scientists have come forward with some shocking factors, which may change the life-course of living things.
Here are 9 Genetically Mutated Products That Will Blow Your Mind!
Researchers are now experimenting with injecting vaccines for Hepatitis B and Cholera into Banana Saplings. As the plant grows, the cells produce the virus proteins, but not the infectious part. In future, all people need to do is eat a banana to prevent Hepatitis. The researches have performed similar experiments with carrots, lettuce, potatoes and even tobacco.
The Johna Innes Center in the UK has been experimenting with adding Anthocyanin to tomatoes, which gives them a darker color. Anthocyanin is found in blueberries and grapes. It makes the skin darker and said to prevent the growth of cancer cells. We can soon expect "Blomatoes" in the market.
Farmers have been dealing with an onslaught of toxic poop from their pigs due to the food they are feeding them. The pigs in the US and Canada generally eat corn and cereal grains. As a result, they excrete Phosphorus-laden poop. Farmers tried adding Phytase to help their pigs digest the phosphorus with less successful results. The Canadian scientists created a genetically modified pig called Canadian enviro-pigs. These pigs are bred to make their own phytase and make less toxic poop.
Scientists in China have managed to crossbreed the cabbage and scorpion genes together to create venomous cabbage. It reduces the amount of pesticides used with its own venom. So, when caterpillars and other bugs bite the cabbage, they die instantly. This is modified cabbage so no effect on humans.
Square Watermelons have become the center of a hot debate.These melons are taken off as a trend in countries such as Japan. Researchers have claimed responsibility for the genetically modified product. And claim that the watermelon isn't edible. It is just for decoration. Farmers claim that you can create your own square watermelon by growing one inside a strong box.
Take a natural Zebrafish and combine its DNA with Bioluminescent Jelly Fish. Now you have your, first genetically modified animal that is marketed as a pet. Glofish was originally created to be a warning sign for pollution. But, researchers and scientists realized that if you add a few extra colors, you have a market in the pet industry.
In China, Scientists introduced the Human Genome to Bovine Embryos in 2011. So, that they can breed cows to produce humanized milk. Basically, this means that there are now cows that can produce milk that is identical to human breastmilk. The experiment has been rough as 10 of the 42 cows died upon birth and several more since then.
The Flavr Savr Tomato is the first one to be grown genetically and be cleared for human consumption. A California-based company called Calgene added an Antisense gene to the tomato, ensuring that the ripening and rotting of the tomato slow down. But, the idea hasn't quite take off since 1994. First the tomatoes were too delicate for transportation and then they were too sturdy for consumption.
The University of Washington is working on genetically modifying plants that will help fight pollution. The idea behind the experiment is that the plants will absorb the chemicals and pollution. In the groundwater and break down the pollutants and release them into the air. In these newer plants, they remove about 91% of contaminants where regular plants only remove 3%.