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WTF News: Glow-in-the-Dark Pigs Created Using Jelly Fish Genes
http://allhiphop.com ^ | December 26th, 2013 @ 1:27pm | by Friday Foster

Posted on 12/27/2013 2:01:40 PM PST by Red Badger

Scientists in China created 10 piglets that glow green under black fluorescent lights, using a technique developed by the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Medicine.

A group of scientists from South China Agricultural University were able to do this by injecting fluorescent protein from jellyfish DNA into pig embryos, thus creating the green-glowing pigs.

This same technique was used to create the world’s first glow-in-the-dark bunnies in Turkey earlier this year, where they are currently working to produce similar results with fluorescent-glowing sheep.

Scientists, however, are not creating glowing farm animals for seasonal décor. The goal of the research is to have an efficient and cheap way of getting a beneficial gene into humans that could help treat many genetic disorders.

Dr. Stefan Moisyadi, a UH Manoa bioscientist with the Institute for Biological Research, says, for example, that this technique could benefit people who suffer with the rare blood-clotting disease hemophilia. “We can make [blood-clotting] enzymes a lot cheaper in animals rather than a factory that will cost millions of dollars to build,” Moisyadi said in a press release.


TOPICS: Agriculture; Food; Gardening; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: pigs

Well, it'll make them easier to hunt at night................and I can find my ham sandwich makins without turning on the light................

1 posted on 12/27/2013 2:01:41 PM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Finally.


2 posted on 12/27/2013 2:02:10 PM PST by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members http://www.freerepublic.com/foof the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: Red Badger

get back to me when they can fly...

I’ll start collecting from people who told me “when pigs fly!”

I tried the geico pig on the air plane already.. no go.


3 posted on 12/27/2013 2:05:03 PM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: guido911

JUST the thing for our war ..thats WAR on Terrorism...

imagine if we’d been able to drop ship a few Green Glow In The Dark Piglets over Bin Ladens Hideout?


4 posted on 12/27/2013 2:06:11 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Its beginning to look a lot like Kwanzaa)
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To: cableguymn

5 posted on 12/27/2013 2:08:59 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red Badger

sheldon cooper and his fish


6 posted on 12/27/2013 2:11:59 PM PST by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: guido911

Yes, finally! Bacon that can be cooked in the dark, and you will never have to worry about finding your bacon in the dark either. A great for science indeed.


7 posted on 12/27/2013 2:13:52 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: MeshugeMikey

With wings so they would circle over like buzzards all night long, hehehe


8 posted on 12/27/2013 2:19:01 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Red Badger

perfect drone for use over Iran and ...


9 posted on 12/27/2013 2:20:02 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Red Badger

Second season of “Sherlock” did this. “The Hounds of Baskerville” featutred Bluebell, the glowing rabbit.


10 posted on 12/27/2013 2:20:32 PM PST by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: guido911

11 posted on 12/27/2013 2:21:16 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Old Sarge

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/13/glow-in-dark-rabbits-scientists


12 posted on 12/27/2013 2:21:18 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red Badger

“Glow-in-the-Dark Pigs”?

So we can find politicians after the sun goes down?


13 posted on 12/27/2013 2:35:25 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: Red Badger
This same technique was used to create the world’s first glow-in-the-dark bunnies in Turkey earlier this year, where they are currently working to produce similar results with fluorescent-glowing sheep.

Those naughty bunnies! But whatta you expect, the glow's keeping the little dudes awake at night.

Or maybe they mean the SCIENTISTS are working to produce similar results.

14 posted on 12/27/2013 2:39:36 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Red Badger

I need glow in the dark cell phone, keys and wallet before I need glow in the dark pigs.


15 posted on 12/27/2013 2:51:56 PM PST by entropy12 (Great republics wither when more people figure out they can get free stuff by electing socialists.)
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To: cableguymn
I’ll start collecting from people who told me “when pigs fly!”

Actually... given sufficient thrust, pigs fly remarkably great distances. *grin*

16 posted on 12/27/2013 2:53:07 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Red Badger

Green eggs and ham...the reality.


17 posted on 12/27/2013 2:56:04 PM PST by CodeToad (When ignorance rules a person's decision they are resorting to superstition.)
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To: Red Badger
It's suppose to be Green Eggs and ham. Not green ham!!!
18 posted on 12/27/2013 2:58:24 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: Mastador1

That’s the sort of “out of the box” thinking we need. Kudos.


19 posted on 12/27/2013 3:01:49 PM PST by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members http://www.freerepublic.com/foof the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: DannyTN
It's suppose to be Green Eggs and ham. Not green ham!!!

Since when?

20 posted on 12/27/2013 3:18:50 PM PST by mwilli20 (BO. Making communists proud all over the world.)
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To: mwilli20
Okay, I'm wrong, apparently it is Green (Eggs and ham). Both are green, according to the picture. So they are halfway there.


21 posted on 12/27/2013 3:21:25 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: mwilli20

I would have them at the park,
I would have them in the dark.


22 posted on 12/27/2013 3:22:51 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: Red Badger
First we sell Smithfield, the largest U.S. pork producer, to the Chinese.

Now we have bacon that glows in the dark.

Who didn't see this coming?

23 posted on 12/27/2013 3:24:32 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: Red Badger
First we sell Smithfield, the largest U.S. pork producer, to the Chinese.

Now we have bacon that glows in the dark.

Who didn't see this coming?

24 posted on 12/27/2013 3:24:32 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: Red Badger

This is certainly cheaper than buying a good night vision scope.


25 posted on 12/27/2013 3:29:22 PM PST by G Larry
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To: cableguymn

When pigs fly ... we’ll have 15 lb. pork hot wings!


26 posted on 12/27/2013 3:42:18 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Red Badger

I will not in a train,
I will not in the rain,
I do not like green eggs and ham
I will not eat them Sam-I-Am


27 posted on 12/27/2013 3:51:21 PM PST by Cyclone59 (Where are we going, and what's with the handbasket?)
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To: Red Badger

now we need glow in the dark moolies!


28 posted on 12/27/2013 3:54:43 PM PST by BOOHA
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To: GraceG

I don’t see why not.

in fact it would likely be feasible to make Porcine Like Drones...programmed for the task...capable of producing a variety of piercing SQUEALS based on data collected at a given location. This would allow the Flying Pigs to appear to be responding to stimuli such as the horrified SCREAMS of the Jihadist Scum over which they’re Flying...


29 posted on 12/27/2013 4:08:01 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Its beginning to look a lot like Kwanzaa)
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To: Red Badger; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition; JoeProBono

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


30 posted on 12/27/2013 4:17:42 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Red Badger

Do same to the two legged pigs called politicians. Will help us see them coming.


31 posted on 12/27/2013 4:32:38 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Red Badger

I’ll pass on the glow in the dark bacon.

Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.


32 posted on 12/27/2013 4:38:58 PM PST by bgill
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To: DannyTN; a fool in paradise

33 posted on 12/27/2013 5:01:23 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: TigersEye

we won’t need drones.. just pigs flying around. it should keep the terrorists at bay :)


34 posted on 12/27/2013 5:48:41 PM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: a fool in paradise
God Bless the USA of Bacon


35 posted on 12/27/2013 7:00:46 PM PST by Daffynition (“Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will s)
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To: ArmstedFragg
... they are currently working to produce similar results with fluorescent-glowing sheep.

They ought to be a big hit in the muslim world..................

36 posted on 12/30/2013 6:23:52 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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