To hell with stem cell research – now they're just being silly.
From today's Sludge Report:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Human embryonic stem cells can partly restore vision in blinded rats, and may offer a source of transplants for people with certain eye diseases, researchers at a U.S. company reported on Thursday.
Great. Exactly what we need – rats with enhanced eyesight. Coming soon: eighteen-legged spiders that shoot acid and cockroaches with mounted artillery.
Three blind mice were unavailable for comment at press time, but the Farmer's Wife, their official spokesperson, reports to have “never seen such a thing in her life” as such blatant discrimination against disabled mice in favor of disabled rats.