Researchers have developed a technique to speed evolution by inserting human cancer-causing genes into animals and plants.
Hundreds of mutant breeds - which would normally take nature millennia to produce - could be developed in months by the method, known as hypermutability.
But the technique - designed to improve production of new animal and crop breeds - has shocked many scientists and environmentalists. Some say the process could result in organisms with human cancer-causing genes being released into the environment. Others worry that attempts to accelerate evolution could be dangerous.
However, its creator, the US-based company Morphotek, says it could be valuable to drug and agriculture companies, making it possible to isolate highly profitable breeds, drought-resistant plants or milk-rich cows.
would these 'mutants' survive in nature? certainly not. when you get a short legged sheep, he's the first one the wolf's going to eat. why does Ford have quality control? is it because they are afraid their cars will mutate and become something other than a car? or is it to keep a car a car without any flaws?
the creator knew what he was doing when he made 'heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is'.