Do you want to be experimented on by eating sushi or bagels and lox made with a new type of salmon with eel genes in it – salmon which hasn’t been adequately tested for safety of human consumption?
Israel's life-sciences field is growing so rapidly that even industry trackers are having a tough time keeping up with the number of startups.
The explosive claim by Clonaid that a human being was successfully cloned has focused attention on the Raelian Movement, the quasi-religious sect that set up the genetic engineering company in 1997. Sharp-eyed viewers of television interviews with founder Rael may have noticed him wearing a necklace featuring a Star of David-shaped medallion, with a pinwheel filling the star. The design has been the official logo of the movement for more than a decade, but that's not always been the case; the original symbol was, incredibly, a swastika within a Jewish star. The change came after an emotional confrontation I had with Rael in early 1992.