Transparent frogs may reduce need for dissection

While, internationally, and within the nation, dissection of animals has been abhorred lately, a new approach may reduce the number of dissections needed. A japanese team has produced a frog that is transparent and the organs within it can be seen with the naked eye, eliminating the need for dissection. Transparency in frogs is a rare genetic defect, in which a gene is suppressed making the frogs become pale. The scientists chose two frogs in which the genes were suppressed, and cross bred them through artificial insemination to make the transparent frog.