Infant Monkey Carries Jellyfish Gene

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Science  12 Jan 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5502, pp. 226
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5502.226A

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In an attempt to create the first transgenic primate, scientists have produced a rhesus monkey that carries the gene coding for green fluorescent protein. Although he is not green, the monkey, described on page 309 of this issue, could lead to valuable experimental models for certain diseases and a better understanding of primate and human development, say other biologists. But the cumbersome technique is not likely to lead to transgenic humans, green or otherwise.