Monday, September 15, 2014

Hedgehogs and chickens

I was going through old files I had and came across this Harvard report from the 90's. It appears some nerd at Harvard Medical may have solved for the annual buffalo wing shortage that comes with each NFL season.

There's a protein called (and I'm not making this up, you can Google this) "sonic hedgehog" that's largely responsible for limb development. If we so wanted, we could probably create chickens with like 20 wings each. Not that I'm all gung ho about the GMO foods, but I think someone should put money into this IMMEDIATELY.

Also, I wish I had paid more attention in biology classes, did this get mentioned while I was asleep? Someone should have woken me up with this news.


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