Skip to comments.WTF News: Glow-in-the-Dark Pigs Created Using Jelly Fish Genes
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 worlds 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.
Well, it'll make them easier to hunt at night................and I can find my ham sandwich makins without turning on the light................
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.
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?
sheldon cooper and his fish
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.
With wings so they would circle over like buzzards all night long, hehehe
perfect drone for use over Iran and ...
Second season of “Sherlock” did this. “The Hounds of Baskerville” featutred Bluebell, the glowing rabbit.
So we can find politicians after the sun goes down?
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.
I need glow in the dark cell phone, keys and wallet before I need glow in the dark pigs.
Actually... given sufficient thrust, pigs fly remarkably great distances. *grin*
Green eggs and ham...the reality.
That’s the sort of “out of the box” thinking we need. Kudos.
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