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01-13-2006, 05:55 PM
Pigs glow in the dark

Scientists have created pigs that glow in the dark.

Scientists in Taiwan have used jellyfish genes to help create the animals.

The move is designed to help research into stem cell treatments for disease.

"There are partially fluorescent green pigs elsewhere," said Wu Shinn-Chih, assistant professor of animal science at the National Taiwan University.

"But ours are the only ones in the world that are green from inside out."

He added: "Even their hearts and internal organs are green."

Prof Wu said the fluorescent cells would show up during stem cell treatment of diseased organs, allowing physicians to monitor the healing progress.

"We hope it can help with future stem cell research by cutting down on the time researchers expend," he said.


Hmmm, green eggs next?

LOLOLOL, I guess finding the bacon when the fridge light burns out is gonna be easier??? :confused:

01-13-2006, 06:04 PM
Just what I need, glow in the dark bacon! :eek:

01-13-2006, 07:32 PM

Rob had an article on his door back home about the glowing monkeys (same as the pigs)

Here are 2 links about the pigs

pig link #1 (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10818583/)

this one has a photo of the pigs glowing!!
pig link #2 (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4605202.stm)