new pet by Giant Hamburger
new pet, a photo by Giant Hamburger on Flickr.

but I did them one better. Why pass up a teaching opportunity? The lesson is in genetic manipulation. This cute lil’ GMO is a good companion AND a great learning tool to assist the children in understanding the difficulties of molecular cloning with a focus on the pitfalls sequencing synthetic DNA. If they lose interest or the creature grows unstable, “Baby” is almost completely edible.