Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Glow-in-the-Dark Pigs

Scientists have created glow-in-the-dark pigs. That's right. Put them under a black light in the dark, and the pigs glow bright green. To achieve this, scientists crossed the pigs with genes from a fluorescent jellyfish. Amazingly enough, these are not the first glow-in-the-dark pigs. In fact, there's sort of a race to create glow-in-the-dark pigs. These scientists can take pride in the fact that these pigs are the first to glow inside and out, not just inside. There is some benefit to this research. The glowing proteins will allow them to trace them when implanted in other species. But let's face it. It's really about making glow-in-the-dark pigs. And that's kinda cool. If I see glow-in-the-dark bacon in the store, I'll at least look at it.
Categories: science


Mauricem said...

Cool yes. Practical, I can't see how.

glomgold said...

Anything glow-in-the-dark is worth at least a moment of my time.