First things first.. I don't know if there is a general, non-octo-but-still-aquatic-kinda-news area, so, apologies in advance for going OT.. http://slashdot.org/ have the following feature on their front page: Science: Glowing Fish are First Genetically Engineered Pets Texas-based biotechnology company Yorktown Technologies will start selling a 'genetically engineered aquarium fish that glows in the dark.' The trademarked GloFish -- 'a tropical zebra fish infused with the gene of a sea anemone that makes it glow fluorescent red' -- is first genetically engineered pet. The possible consequences of introducing a new trangenic species into the environment has touched off a debate that has critics such as the National Academies of Science and the Center for Food Safety calling for a ban on the sale of the fish unless the FDA regulates and approves it. The fish go on sale in January 2004. --- The ethics of messing around with.. and releasing ' modified ' animals to the general public like this makes me shudder tbh..