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Scientists create glow-in-the-dark pigs

Posted on Sunday, 29 December, 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)

Tags: Jellyfish, Pigs

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #18 Posted by pallidin on 30 December, 2013, 22:43
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 on 30 December, 2013, 22:53
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 on 30 December, 2013, 23:04
keep the forks safely tucked away after dinner ~
Comment icon #21 Posted by pallidin on 30 December, 2013, 23:12
keep the forks safely tucked away after dinner ~ And the knives...
Comment icon #22 Posted by Xynoplas on 30 December, 2013, 23:13
Bacon that cooks itself?
Comment icon #23 Posted by third_eye on 30 December, 2013, 23:17
hmmmm deep fried and crunchy ?
Comment icon #24 Posted by Awake2Chaos on 30 December, 2013, 23:37
Now ya'll are just making me hungry.
Comment icon #25 Posted by ancient astronaut on 1 January, 2014, 3:01
$**t Yeah!!!!!!!
Comment icon #26 Posted by Mentalcase on 1 January, 2014, 15:29
Yea, because, That's what we need! Glow in the dark pigs!! YAY for human ingenuity!!
Comment icon #27 Posted by spacecowboy342 on 1 January, 2014, 15:41
Now they will never be able to hide from romantically inclined chimps

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