ANDi is the name of the first genetically modified primate
created. ANDi (which stands for "inserted DNA
", backwards) is a male rhesus monkey
Birthed in Portland, Oregon in October, 2000, he carries an extra gene from a jellyfish, that is easily identified as it glows green when under a special microscope. The insertion method is the same as the method used on mice for the last 25 years, with the insertion taking place in the unfertilised egg. More than 200 eggs were modified, resulting in 5 pregnancies and 3 live births. Only ANDi had the marked gene.