"Frankenlettuce" as a diabetes cure?

So, here’s a winner for you. Apparently, a molecular biologist has added the gene for human insulin to lettuce, makes it into capsules and feeds it to mice, and the mice become euglycemic. Sounds like a bit of a blivet (which, for the scientifically inclined, is x+y pounds of fecal matter in an x pound bag, where both x and y are greater than zero), but who knows? Human trials “are expected to start in the next year.”


(There are also other articles about it on the web, but I’m at work and can’t chase them down at the moment.)

– Dov

http://daniell.ucf.edu/ or http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/118001707/abstract?CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0 for more information . . . .