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Glowing Pigs pass on Gene to Piglets

Green Glowing Piglets

Green Glowing Piglets

Scientist from a Chinese university have said 2 out of 11 piglets born from genetically altered cloned pigs have inherited the genes that make them glow fluorescent green under ultraviolet light.

The original glowing pigs were genetically altered by adding genetic material from jellyfish to help the study of stem cell research.

The scientists continue to say that this research will help to study human disease…

Glowing green pigs do sound fun, but I must confess I am struggling to understand how genetically messing with animals can really help combat human diseases!

Source:
Glowing Pig Passes Genes to Piglets (National Geographic)

 

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2 thoughts on “Glowing Pigs pass on Gene to Piglets”

  1. Leon says:

    Oh goody. Glowing pork chops. Thanks science!

  2. Chica says:

    Well the jellyfish would explain the glowing then, I wonder if there is any other wacky side effects to the glowing..weird.

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