This is all sure to end in Rise of the Planet of the Apes-style disaster.
How long before we see the Statue of Liberty half-buried in the sands of an irradiated world?
Go ahead, laugh!
You won't be laughing when you're caged in Ape-City, screaming: "Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!"
Okay, I jest - to a degree anyway.
But, surely, things like this - even if they do achieve some significant scientific breakthroughs - need to be addressed with caution, closely regulated, and carefully monitored to ensure that a bunch of power-crazed Dr. Moreau types don't turn a degree of science-fiction into science-fact...