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Sketch by Peter Gulsvig, renowned Zartist While I believe this bit of news has been well circulated this week, I wanted to give it the Zooillogix bump. Plus, I can only assume Zooillogix readers look to our blog for the latest breaking news… thus it would be a great disservice to all 25 of them…

Scientists have created a jellyfish with twelve heads in a lab at Hanover University of Veterinary Medicine in Germany. Bernd Schierwater and colleague Wolfgang Jakob (or “God” as they like to collectively call themselves) claim to have created the freakish monstrosity to study how colonies of multiheaded organisms develop in nature. By manipulating certain Cnox…

Funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, scientists are manufacturing antidotes to deadly nerve gases through the milk of genetically modified goats. According to an article in on BBC.com, the antidote, named recombinant butyrylcholinesterase, could be used as a precautionary drug to protect soldiers on the battlefield from nerve gas attacks and also as a…