Researchers in Taiwan have engineered pigs that glow green in fluorescent light, thanks to the addition of a jellyfish gene. These kinds of animals are useful for biomedical research. (And provocative art too.) From the BBC News:
The researchers, from National Taiwan University's Department of Animal Science and Technology, say that although the pigs glow, they are otherwise no different from any others.Link Discuss Next post
Taiwan is not claiming a world first. Others have bred partially fluorescent pigs before. But the researchers insist the three pigs they have produced are better.
In daylight, their eyes and skin are green-tinged
They are the only ones that are green from the inside out. Even their heart and internal organs are green, they say.