If you haven’t had your share of all the hue and cry over Genetically Modified (GM ) crops, here is the latest from the world of genetic engineering. This time around , it is animals we are talking about. ‘Even the most conservative estimates predict that 15%-40% of living species will be effectively extinct by 2050 as a result of climate change, habitat loss and other consequences of human activities,’ says biologist Thomas , of Idaho State University in Pocatello, US, and his colleagues in the journal Nature. Are they saying genetic modification of animals may be the only way to save some of the most endangered species from becoming extinct? Yes. Go, digest this.