Posted on Friday, 29 July, 2011 | 22 comments| News tip by: Still Waters
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Scientists in Korea have created a glowing dog using a cloning technique that could help cure diseases.
The dog is said to glow fluorescent green when doxycycline antibiotics are added to its food. It is hoped that the research will lead to treatments for diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
"The creation of Tegon opens new horizons since the gene injected to make the dog glow can be substituted with genes that trigger fatal human diseases," the news agency quoted lead researcher Lee Byeong-chun as saying.