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Scientists create glow-in-the-dark pigs


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#1    UM-Bot

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 12:38 PM

A science team in South China achieved the feat by injecting the animals with the DNA of a jellyfish.

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The team from the Agricultural University in Guangdong Province created a litter of 10 glow-in-the-dark piglets that glow green when placed under a black fluorescent light. The feat is similar to that achieved by another team in Turkey who recently produced glow-in-the-dark rabbits through the same method and who are now working on doing the same thing with sheep.

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 12:59 PM

Glow-in-the-dark pigs.  What will they think of next?


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 01:27 PM

Meh.  Our cops have been glowing-in-the-dark for years.

And those cops from Pripyat are visible from outer space!

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 01:28 PM

When they can glow AND fly.... then I'll be impressed..

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 01:35 PM

View PostFrank Merton, on 29 December 2013 - 12:59 PM, said:

Glow-in-the-dark pigs.  What will they think of next?

Mary had a little lamb, it's fleece was white as snow,
And everywhere that Mary went, the lamb was sure to glow.

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 01:35 PM

In the article it says they only glow under black lights...BUT... plants have been created that glow with no black light, ie: They just GLOW!! The following article suggests they can be used for streetlights!!

http://www.dailymail...reet-lamps.html


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 05:03 PM

Well not the first time scientists did this.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/4605202.stm

From 2006, even using the same photo.

...article is written by Chris Hogg.


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 05:11 PM

My wife said she would be impressed if I had a glow-in-the-dark you know what.

Edited by pallidin, 29 December 2013 - 05:47 PM.


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 05:21 PM

I'd be more impressed it the wifey had the full set of glow in the dark you know whats ~

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 05:42 PM

View Postthird_eye, on 29 December 2013 - 05:21 PM, said:

I'd be more impressed it the wifey had the full set of glow in the dark you know whats ~

Wouldn't THAT be something.......... :yes:


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 05:46 PM

View Postpallidin, on 29 December 2013 - 05:42 PM, said:

Wouldn't THAT be something.......... :yes:

Aye ... patent it and reap in the trillions my man .. :yes:

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 05:55 PM

We can only dream............




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Posted 29 December 2013 - 10:41 PM

From the quote in the OP:

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The feat is similar to that achieved by another team in Turkey who recently produced glow-in-the-dark rabbits through the same method and who are now working on doing the same thing with sheep.

For the benefit of restless New Zealand farmers? ;-)


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 10:44 PM

View Postpallidin, on 29 December 2013 - 05:11 PM, said:

My wife said she would be impressed if I had a glow-in-the-dark you know what.

Wallet?

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Posted 30 December 2013 - 12:33 AM

View Postpallidin, on 29 December 2013 - 05:11 PM, said:

My wife said she would be impressed if I had a glow-in-the-dark you know what.
So she can find it? Sorry, I had to.





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