Brodie's Other Pet Projects

By Kerry Grens

Geneticas: cloned cats - In 2004, Brodie claimed he would produce cloned cats based on RNAi by 2007 (see "Cloning for Profit," The Scientist, Jan. 31, 2005). The company also promised to reduce the cost of cloning a cat to less than $10,000. Horse cloning was also part of Geneticas's plan, but that also dissolved. Geneticas had been registered with the Florida Secretary of State but is now inactive. The Web site has been dismantled.

Genetiate: glow-in-the-dark deer - To address the problem of hitting deer while driving in the dark, Brodie's company Genetiate aimed to produce transgenic deer, whose imported jellyfish-derived gene would cause them to glow...

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