Scientists create the world’s first glow-in-the-dark PIGS after injecting them with jellyfish DNA
Chinese scientists have created the world’s first glow-in-the-dark pigs that emit a fluorescent green light.
The piglets acquired their bizarre ability to glow under ‘black’ or UVA light after their embryos were injected with DNA from a jellyfish.
Experts claim that the 10 young animals should live as long as any other pig and that the findings could help develop cheaper drugs for humans.
The technique was developed by reproductive scientists at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine.
The same method was used to create the world’s first glow-in-the-dark rabbits in Turkey earlier this year, where they are currently working to create a glowing sheep.
Dr Zhenfang Wu and Dr Zicong Li of the South China Agricultural University have detailed the research that produced the pigs in a study that will be published the journal Biology of Reproduction.