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!! OMG, do you like green eggs and HAM?: Scientists create glow-in-the-dark pigs using jellyfish DNA !!

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If you’re planning your next midnight truffle hunt, or an all-day breakfast buffet rave, then you’re in luck this week as scientists were able to isolate a fluorescent protein in jellyfish DNA and inject it into pig embryos! FINALLY! Here I was, waiting for them to cure cancer, and instead we have glow-in-the-dark piglets.
But in all seriousness, researchers do have good reason for their studies and say:

“The technique is being developed to help create medicines and therapies for patients in a more cost-effective manner. Eventually, genetically engineered animals might be used to produce beneficial enzymes for such maladies as hemophilia. “[W]e can make those enzymes a lot cheaper in animals rather than a factory that will cost millions of dollars to build,”

The piglets are expected to live full lives (unless they get turned into glow-in the dark bacon, which could also be pretty rad — sorry, but you have to admit).
[via the verge]

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