Transparent Goldfish Developed By Japanese To Reduce Unnecessary Dissections

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From the same land that transparent frogs were created in, comes the see-through goldfish. Japanese scientists hope that due to the organs and heart being visible, it'll eliminate the need to dissect them in schools and laboratories.

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To be honest, I don't seem to recall slicing and dicing goldfish in biology class—but then, I was probably hiding in sickbay claiming vegetarianism. Perhaps goldfish dissections are more common in Japanese schools than anywhere else?

Anyway, the goldfish skin and scales lack pigment, which means all organs—including the heart and brain—are visible. Wonder when the same scientists will create transparent humans? [Scienceray]

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geekymitch
geekymitch

I want a transparent dog. Currently I have a new puppy who seems to need to shit and pee at the most inopportune and non-sensical moments...can never see it coming...

Someone manufacture and mail me a transparent bulldog please. Thanks.