Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Pigs Glowing Green

This isn't new news; it's over a year old. But for those who missed it here it is:

Taiwan breeds green-glowing pigs By Chris Hogg BBC News, Hong Kong

When lit up in the dark, the pigs glow green

See the pigs
Scientists in Taiwan say they have bred three pigs that "glow in the dark".

They claim that while other researchers have bred partly fluorescent pigs, theirs are the only pigs in the world which are green through and through.

The pigs are transgenic, created by adding genetic material from jellyfish into a normal pig embryo.

image source: Picture of transgenic pigs supplied by Taiwan National University, courtesy Wu Shinn-chih
The glowy rest is here:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4605202.stm

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