Tuesday, April 28, 2009

How Much Is That Neon Doggy In The Window

Ruppy the transgenic puppy at 10 days old under ultraviolet light, showing the red fluorescent protein produced by sea anemones (Photo: Byeong Chun Lee).Scientists have finally figured out how to make dogs glow in the dark.  This is great news for anyone who's ever thought, "Sure, puppies are cute and cuddly, but they're practically useless as reading lamps."

Breakthroughs in cloning and gene manipulation have enabled scientists to combine dog genes with another popular household pet - sea anemones!  The next step is creating a sea anemone that will fetch a frisbee.

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