"By injecting human cells into mouse pups, scientists have created mice whose brains are part human. These hybrid mice grew up to be smarter than their peers, performing much better in tests for memory and cognition. Although this may sound like the plot of a terrible Sci-Fi film, researchers hope to glean a lot of valuable information from these experiments."
Are you thinking what I'm thinking? (No, this is not a Pinky and the Brain reference) OF COURSE YOU ARE! If you support something like this in the first place we probably have the same neurological disorder! It's all so clear to me now. The missing piece was always intelligent colonists to populate Hampture. Dwarf hamsters are not the brightest bulbs.
Imagine! Mice who could operate small buttons or levers! Who could, with a lot of training, pilot mini-subs! Or at least comprehend that they're underwater. And who knows what living under pressure would do to their transgenic brains? And to think, those stuffed shirts at the Academy call me insane. I'LL SHOW YOU WHO'S INSANE, BOARD OF ETHICS!