The article titled “Friday Squid Blogging: We’re Genetically Engineering Squid Now” discusses the recent development of genetically engineering squid. The article refers to a news report about scientists successfully creating a transparent squid using gene editing technology called CRISPR. The transparent squid is a modified version of the hummingbird bobtail squid, a species known for its small size and sophisticated brain. The researchers chose this species for their experiment due to its suitability for research purposes and its ability to thrive in lab aquariums.
The article also poses the question of whether this genetic engineering of squid is a good idea. It further mentions a book titled “Children of Ruin” by Adrian Tchaikovsky, which may have some relevance to the topic. Additionally, the article invites readers to discuss other security stories that may not have been covered.
The article concludes with some additional information, including the tags associated with the article (such as “squid”) and the date and time of posting. The article also mentions that the sidebar photo is of Bruce Schneier, taken by Joe MacInnis.
1. Scientists have successfully genetically engineered a transparent squid using CRISPR gene editing technology.
2. The transparent squid is a modified version of the hummingbird bobtail squid, known for its small size and sophisticated brain.
3. The choice of the hummingbird bobtail squid was based on its suitability for research and its ability to thrive in lab aquariums.
4. The article raises the question of whether genetic engineering of squid is a good idea.
5. Readers are invited to discuss other security stories and are provided with additional information about the article.