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July 29, 2011

Glow in the Dark Dog

          Researchers at Seoul National University have announced the creation of a genetically modified, glow-in-the-dark dog. The female beagle, named Tegon, glows fluorescent under ultraviolet light.  What is particularly interesting about Tegon is that the glowing ability is capable of being turned on and off. The drug doxycycline can activate or deactivate the ability to glow. Led by Lee Byeong-chun, the researchers used the same somatic cell nuclear transfer technique to make Tegon glow that was used in 2005 to make the world’s first cloned dog, Snuppy.




 sources: for more info (Reuters)

5 comments:

Pinay Scribbles said...

this is interesting. but why want make a dog glow in the dark? I wonder what they want to reach with this experiment?

unikorna said...

Isn't it useless? Why would anyone spend years of research for that? Have they cured cancer and I don't know about it?

Pinay Scribbles said...

i couldn't agree with you more unikorna

Jade said...

they said they can help them unlock a cures for human diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

love2type said...

poor dog. why can't they just stick to rodents and other pests to experiment on.

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