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Scientists create glow-in-the-dark pigs

By T.K. Randall
December 29, 2013 · Comment icon 27 comments



The research will help to develop future medical treatments. Image Credit: sxc.hu
A science team in South China achieved the feat by injecting the animals with the DNA of a jellyfish.
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.
While making animals fluorescent might seem ultimately pointless, these accomplishments represent one more step towards a future in which genetic material from one animal can be incorporated in to another, opening the door to a wide array of possible medical treatments for genetic diseases in humans.

One frequently cited example would be the possibility of taking a blood-clotting enzyme from one animal and injecting it in to someone suffering from hemophilia, effectively curing them of the condition.

Source: Liberty Voice | Comments (27)




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Comment icon #18 Posted by pallidin 10 years ago
So she can find it? Sorry, I had to. Hahhahaa, yeah... I''m quite well-endowed, but that was a good one.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Awake2Chaos 10 years ago
Sweet, so we'll be able to find bacon in the dark. Sounds like a win/win situation to me.
Comment icon #20 Posted by third_eye 10 years ago
keep the forks safely tucked away after dinner ~
Comment icon #21 Posted by pallidin 10 years ago
keep the forks safely tucked away after dinner ~ And the knives...
Comment icon #22 Posted by Xynoplas 10 years ago
Bacon that cooks itself?
Comment icon #23 Posted by third_eye 10 years ago
hmmmm deep fried and crunchy ?
Comment icon #24 Posted by Awake2Chaos 10 years ago
Now ya'll are just making me hungry.
Comment icon #25 Posted by ancient astronaut 10 years ago
$**t Yeah!!!!!!!
Comment icon #26 Posted by Mentalcase 10 years ago
Yea, because, That's what we need! Glow in the dark pigs!! YAY for human ingenuity!!
Comment icon #27 Posted by spacecowboy342 10 years ago
Now they will never be able to hide from romantically inclined chimps


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