[LMB] We've been discussing gene engineering on people...

Parish, James jparish at siue.edu
Fri Oct 4 00:11:04 BST 2019

Eric Oppen wrote:
> Just for starters---I was reading some really oogy stuff about scurvy, and
> about how long it took for people to figure out how to counter it.  If I
> were designing improvements for people, one thing I'd do would be to give
> us the same ability to secrete our own Vitamin C that almost all other
> animals (except bats and capybaras, for some insane reason) have.

Also guinea pigs and other close relatives to capybaras, all of the 
simians, and tarsiers. Some scattered species of passerine birds can't 
synthesize it either.

Jim Parish

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