That's not to say that this isn't a huge leap in genetic engineering. The team behind the cloning of Dolly the Sheep have taken their god-like abilities further and made one species give birth to another species. It could be huge! But, and I feel I should point out I'm not a hater of ducks or chickens or any kind of poultry, it is only a chicken - I mean they aren't the most endangered of animals that need saving are they? Sure, I am no scientist but surely if they can make a duck give birth to a chicken, why can't they make, for example, a cow give birth to a panda. Although, saying that we have been trying to make Panda's do the nasty in zoos for years against their will. So maybe in the weird topsy-turvy world that Pandas live in if we managed to spawn them out of a horse we would be crossing the line, forcing a species that clearly loves bamboo more than sex to carry on existing.
Any way, I kind of went off on a tangent there about pandas and their lack of sexual drive. My point is: there must be something better that these mega brainy scientists can do with their time. So far the biggest achievements in genetic engineering have been a glow in the dark dog that lives in South Korea and a see through frog that resides in Japan. If they can do all of this, surely these big time boffins can do something worth while. It is the equivalent of giving a kid all the colours possible and it drawing a black and white picture of a rainbow. So much possibility and yet they are squandering it on a one-up competition to see what country can get press coverage for the most pointless scientific breakthrough.