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Scientists create glow-in-the-dark pigs using jellyfish DNA

By Kwame Opam on December 30, 2013

Scientists at the South China Agricultural University announced last week that they had successfully engineered 10 piglets that could glow green under black light. By using a technique pioneered by the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Medicine, the researchers were able to isolate a fluorescent protein in jellyfish DNA and inject it into pig embryos.

According to researchers, the technique is being developed to help create medicines and therapies for patients in a more cost-effective manner. Eventually, genetically engineered animals might be used to produce beneficial enzymes for such maladies as hemophilia. “[W]e can make those enzymes a lot cheaper in animals rather than a factory that will cost millions of dollars to build,” said Dr. Stefan Moisyadi of the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Biogenesis Research in a statement. Fortunately, the piglets involved can still expect to live full lives.

This is far from the first time glow-in-the-dark animals have been created. Turkish researchers were able to raise fluorescent rabbits with the University of Hawaii’s technique earlier this year. Meanwhile, researchers at the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species (ACRES) have created glowing cloned wildcats as a means of hopefully saving the endangered species.

http://youtu.be/AuvFSfdAPGQ

Good heavens, what are they doing to them when the lights go out?!

If only they could get this DNA into Bigfoot, they would be a lot easier to find.

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I would like nothing more than the proof of various cryptids, alien civilizations, even alien visitors to be found. But that proof will come only through rigorous science and objective analysis, and by holding evidence to the highest standards of scrutiny. Born in south eastern Pennsylvania, i have found myself at one time or another living in Chicago, Cleveland, Raleigh-Durham, on the island of Kaua'i and finally landed on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. I have turned my hand to various professions from early work in 3d graphics to historic building restoration, carpentry and log home building to working in a bronze art foundry on the WWII Veterans Memorial. Currently I am a writer, script writer and working for a non profit organization called Empowerment Through Connection which is involved in equine assisted therapy for veterans, at risk teens and women.

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  • radioredrafts

    See the little piggy…glow?

  • LOOMfreek

    And this little piggy glowed all the way home.