You are hereEDGE's Green Monkeys!
EDGE's Green Monkeys!
What do marmoset monkeys, jelly fish, humans, and Science Fiction have in common?
They all have the potential to glow green.
In a recent article in the Calgary Herald, scientists have taken the fluorescent gene found in jelly fish and spliced it with a marmoset monkey embryo; all for development in human medical breakthroughs. The result? A monkey that now glows green under a fluorescent light.
The “green monkeys” are helping scientists to better understand the human genome in order to “cure” certain diseases and illnesses. The stuff of science fiction appears to be coming true in real life.
This article is very similar to breakthroughs that “occur” in science fiction stories; particularly, The Okal Rel Saga. In Lynda Williams genetically created world, such experiments were carried resulting in what are described in the books as being the “Lorel Experiments” (for information on what those experiments were, check out Absolute XPress’ title of the same name by Lynda Williams at http://www.absolute-x-press.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=23&produc...). These experiments were carried out in the name of science to create not only a stronger human, but one immune to disease and illness.
While orders for these “green monkeys” are not being taken, orders for the newest book in Lynda Williams Saga — Far Arena (out in June) and Pretenders (now available) — are being taken!
About Far Arena: http://www.edgewebsite.com/books/fararena/fa-catalog.php
About Pretenders: http://www.edgewebsite.com/books/pretenders/pr-catalog.html
These titles are available from the distributor Fitzhenry & Whiteside as well as Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, and your local bookstore!
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing