Transgenic Tombstone Project Hits Snags

Yikes this one freaks me out — A project to splice the DNA of dead people to apple trees as a way to preserve people’s “essence” after death. Fortunately, it has hit some snags. I would not want to bite into an apple and find out that I was actually eating grandma!!!! This project really gives new meaning to the story of the apple in the Garden of Eden. I don’t think we should be making such apples — let alone eating them. And I’m not sure I like the idea of inserting even so-called “junk DNA” (which recently has been found to be less likely to be “junk” — it may in fact code for important steps in development) into food, let alone into the environment in general.