Top 10 Genetically Modified Organisms You Don’t Know About

  1. 1 Featherless Chickens

    Behold the featherless chicken, created by Scientists at the genetics faculty at the Rehovot Agronomy Institute near Tel Aviv, Israel.The idea behind the development of this naked bird is that it will create a more ‘convenient’ and energy efficient chicken which can live in warm countries where feathered chickens don’t do well and cooling systems are too expensive to be commonly affordable. Not growing feathers saves energy that can be used to grow meat.

  2. 2 Glow-in-the-dark mice

    And in 2002, scientists at Caltech created glow in the dark mice by injecting single-celled mouse embryos with a virus that contained a jellyfish gene for green fluorescence. Researchers have since created glow-in-the-dark fish,cats, and other animals.

  3. 3 Pig organ donors

    Gene editing technology could also revolutionize medicine. Geneticist George Church of Harvard University and his colleagues recently modified more than 60 genes in pig embryos, in an effort to make the animals suitable donors for human organ transplants. That's ten times the number of genes that scientists have edited in any other animal.


    Back in 2010, Oscar (pictured) became the first kitty to get prosthetic legs attached directly to his anklebones. The technology—called intraosseous transcutaneous amputation prosthetics, or ITAP—mimics the porousness of deer antlers to fuse flesh and metal together in a tight seal that keeps out dirt and bacteria. ITAP has since been tested in humans who say the implanted prosthetic legs are much more comfortable than the detachable kind.

  5. 5 Curative Camels

    Scientist move to create genetically modified camels to pharmaceuical GM milk

  6. 6 Web-Spinning Goats

    Recently, a research team from the University of Wyoming have developed a new way of incorporating the silk generating gene of a spider into goats. Thus creating the web spinning goat. The goats are genetically modified to have the webs collected from their milk are planned to be used for many different purposes like for medical reasons.

  7. 7 Vacanti mouse

    The Vacanti Mouse was a laboratory mouse that had what looked like a human eargrown on its back. The "ear" was actually an ear-shaped cartilage structure grown by seeding cow cartilage cells into a biodegradable ear shaped mould and then implanted under the skin of the mouse, then the cartilage naturally grew by itself

  8. 8 Venomous cabbage

    Get ready for genetically engineered cabbages that come completes with their own scorpion poison, just for you to eat. They are normal cabbages but instead of being treated with pesticides, scorpion venom from the tail is inserted into them.

  9. 9 Less-Flatulent Cows

    You might have heard that cows produce an excess of methane, which contributes to the dangerous greenhouse effect. It’s hard to make cows stop producing methane since they’re some of the most populous domestic livestock in the world and that is a natural part of their digestive progress. Until we genetically modified cattle to produce 25 less percent of the bacterium in their digestive tract that creates methane gas. Basically, we made cows that fart less.

  10. 10 Transparent Frog

    The new species, which takes its name from yuka, the word for water in the local Kichwa language, is distinct from other members of the genus in a few ways: the mating call is different, with an amplitude and duration unique to the species; the DNA is different; and the covering of transparent abdominal skin is significantly larger, reaching up to the chest and exposing the heart.

  11. 11 Transparent Goldfish

    Japanese researchers have produced a new species of goldfish with see-through skin. You can see the fish's beating heart, brain, and other internal organs, right through its invisible scales. And that's precisely the point--the scientists created the fish to eliminate the need for dissections, which are getting ever more controversial in Japan

  12. 12 Glow in the Dark Rabbit

    Most genetically modified organisms have a scientific purpose in mind or a greater goal that usually justifies messing with something’s DNA spread. However, Eduard Kac used genetic engineering for creating works of art rather than for scientific research. His most notorious work was the Glow in the Dark rabbit named Alba. It sparked a debate about animal rights, but Alba died before anything was resolved.

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