Transgenic Art work was one of the many things covered in todays lecture.
Using a cell pigment from a jelly fish Eduardo Kac injected it into a rabbit, and under UV light the rabbit glows green. Apparently its harmless, but I would like to see him do it to himself!
That poor rabbit. Here is old' Alba...
"My transgenic artwork "GFP Bunny" comprises the creation of a green fluorescent rabbit, the public dialogue generated by the project, and the social integration of the rabbit. GFP stands for green fluorescent protein. "GFP Bunny" was realized in 2000 and first presented publicly in Avignon, France. Transgenic art, I proposed elsewhere , is a new art form based on the use of genetic engineering to transfer natural or synthetic genes to an organism, to create unique living beings. This must be done with great care, with acknowledgment of the complex issues thus raised and, above all, with a commitment to respect, nurture, and love the life thus created." - http://www.ekac.org/gfpbunny.html#gfpbunnyanchor