“VORONEZH, January 17 (RIA Novosti) – Cockroaches conceived in space onboard the Russian Foton-M bio satellite have developed faster and become hardier than ‘terrestrial’ ones, a research supervisor said on Thursday.
The research team has been monitoring the cockroaches since they were born in October. The scientists established that their limbs and bodies grew faster.
“What is more, we have found out that the creatures… run faster than ordinary cockroaches, and are much more energetic and resilient,” Dmitry Atyakshin said.”
It seems from the article the observed changes weren’t permanent. Or, perhaps, they need a larger sample size?
Way too little details here to judge, but the prospect of radioactive mutant zombie space roaches is tantalizing…..