Year of the Rat!

It’s going to be the Chinese New Year soon – and I’d be away from the online civilization for the week. For those of you who celebrate, I wish you a prosperous and fulfilling new Year of the Rat. And for those who don’t, check out this video of this Mighty Mouse:

Morality of tampering with genetic materials aside, this experiment is rather intriguing. Researchers at Tokyo University stripped the mouse of its inherent ability to fear cats, resulting in this rodent that is fearless even of its own natural nemesis. Weird, or scientific breakthrough?


1 comment so far

  1. sun bear on

    Why isn’t the Cat pounding on the Mouse?

    I wonder whether the Cat is genetically modified as well.

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