Rodent Run

Four little DNA-modified rats go to market

By Bruce Bower, 15:47 PM April 15, 2008

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Forgive the literary reference. I'm such a smart little Dickens that I just can't help it. I'm a rat—a real one, not some pinstriped poseur with a law degree. Call me Ike. My distinguished scientist friends do.

Okay, they're not so friendly anymore. Yesterday, those overeducated data junkies chased me down like an animal in the street, stuffed me into a plastic soda cup, and rudely locked me up in this maximum-security laboratory cage. I me...

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