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Genetically modified sheep glow in the dark
KCTV5 ^ | 26 Apr 2013

Posted on 04/26/2013 3:10:00 PM PDT by shove_it

(CNN) - Scientists in Uruguay announced Wednesday the birth of the first genetically-modified phosphorescent sheep.

Nine sheep were born in October 2012 at Uruguay's Institute of Animal Reproduction, in an experiment done in partnership with the Institut Pasteur.

According to the scientists, the sheep developed normally, without showing any difference with their non-modified counterparts.

Uruguayan scientists used a gene from a jellyfish which is responsible for production of a green fluorescent protein.


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Video at link.

You'll never fall asleep counting these sheep.

1 posted on 04/26/2013 3:10:00 PM PDT by shove_it
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To: shove_it

Good.
It’s about time.


2 posted on 04/26/2013 3:10:30 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: shove_it

Perfect for those dark, cold, Scottish winters


3 posted on 04/26/2013 3:11:18 PM PDT by llevrok (2013: America is in a cold civil war.)
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To: shove_it

Humans. Making it far far too easy for the wolves.


4 posted on 04/26/2013 3:12:46 PM PDT by Clock King
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To: Clock King

+1


5 posted on 04/26/2013 3:13:33 PM PDT by mykroar (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.-Thomas Paine)
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To: shove_it

Easier for the wolves, coyotes and other predators to find.


6 posted on 04/26/2013 3:14:04 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: shove_it

I knew this day would come!


7 posted on 04/26/2013 3:14:24 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: humblegunner

Good deal i jst mastered running in drywall stilts wont need a step stool anymore ha ha HG you got the ugly one


8 posted on 04/26/2013 3:15:42 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: shove_it

Wonderful!

Obama and the DC band idiots see nothing wrong with GMO food.

I have gone organic, I don’t trust the idiots or the science.


9 posted on 04/26/2013 3:16:48 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: al baby

purty damn funny


10 posted on 04/26/2013 3:16:56 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell, Huxley and Rand warned us about 0bama's USA)
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To: shove_it

Now the Greeks won’t be so conspicuous out in the fields with their glow-in-the-dark condoms.


11 posted on 04/26/2013 3:17:03 PM PDT by whatexit (What a shame that New England has become Old England)
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To: shove_it

Cool! Now where did I put those velcro gloves.....


12 posted on 04/26/2013 3:18:14 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: shove_it; mickie
If I indulge in a tasty half-rack of lamb will I glow in the dark, too?

Leni

13 posted on 04/26/2013 3:18:41 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: shove_it
I had heard that they had done this with cats.

I was expecting them to try mastiffs next.
14 posted on 04/26/2013 3:19:19 PM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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15 posted on 04/26/2013 3:23:42 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: al baby
i jst mastered running in drywall stilts wont need a step stool anymore

You're thinking of horses.

Sheeps are ready-made convenient.

16 posted on 04/26/2013 3:27:19 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: elkfersupper
Easier for the wolves, coyotes and other predators to find.

You gonna wear one of their wool sweaters?

17 posted on 04/26/2013 3:28:53 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: shove_it

I can see going to the Moonlite BBQ Inn in Kentucky and ordering glow in the dark mutton. Yuck!


18 posted on 04/26/2013 3:31:18 PM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: shove_it
I've got a former brother-in-law that will LOVE this news.

/johnny

19 posted on 04/26/2013 3:32:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: shove_it

That is so...lambent!


20 posted on 04/26/2013 3:56:41 PM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: shove_it

I can’t wait to buy my first “glow in the dark” Navajo rug.


21 posted on 04/26/2013 4:09:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: shove_it
Glow in the dark coats for cops,firefighters & EMTS plus the natural warmth of wool?

CC

22 posted on 04/26/2013 4:18:36 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Tease not the dragon, for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: mardi59

#18: Guess you’ll like your food “LAMBBASTED”.

I know animal lovers who are gonna go crazy over this. Easier to see; easier to love (you know, the “glow of someone in love”).

I guess this is one step up from the old cigarette commercial so popular in the Middle East, “I’d walk a mile for a CAMEL” (and the camels were uneasy).


23 posted on 04/26/2013 4:39:25 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: shove_it

Who is going to be the first to try it on a human?


24 posted on 04/26/2013 4:40:34 PM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: shove_it

Scientists playing God.


25 posted on 04/26/2013 4:49:18 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: shove_it

When this is done to humans, people won’t need glo-sticks anymore.


26 posted on 04/26/2013 5:20:52 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: shove_it

This should make finding a date easier....

in Oklahoma.....


27 posted on 04/26/2013 5:22:45 PM PDT by G Larry (Darkness Hates the Light)
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To: shove_it

Light source creating shadows on the sheep, not as good as the glowie rabbit they showed on national news years ago that we never heard about again.


28 posted on 04/26/2013 5:36:32 PM PDT by X-FID
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not as good as the glowie rabbit they showed on national news years ago that we never heard about again.

"Oh, he's ok, he just went back home. Now please look here."


29 posted on 04/27/2013 12:34:42 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Oh, hell no.

I'm already a target. Why make it any easier?

30 posted on 04/27/2013 2:04:57 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: shove_it

The better to see ewe with...


31 posted on 04/27/2013 2:37:34 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: PLMerite

Groan, that’s a baaaad one.


32 posted on 04/27/2013 10:17:21 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell, Huxley and Rand warned us about 0bama's USA)
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