We havent a clue
About what we now do,
But thats why we decided to do it!
Were splicing up genes
But please, dont make a scene;
Theyre all safe in this Erlenmayer cruet.
Theres so many features
Of Gods other creatures
That humans could find beneficial;
But where do they hide
In the nucleotides?
Thus, our genetic search interstitial.
To outlive a tortoise,
Or dive like a porpoise,
Or grow back lost limbs, like a lizard;
To have the keen eyes
Of an eaglehow nice!
As Brits say, Now, that would be wizard.
Theres just A, C, T, G:
How hard can it be
To find out where Trait Xs code lives
Then give Trait X a home
In the human genome?
Well, well do itno buts, ands, or ifs.
Oh, the usual crowd
Of nay-sayers abound.
But well succeed, never you fear!
Weve made great progress
And were ready to test
It on humans. Care to volunteer?