Recently a group of scientists from South China Agricultural University genetically created 10 pigs that glow in the dark,they did this by mixing DNA from the 10 adorable piglets, with DNA from jelly fishes. The reason for conducting such an, odd, experiment was to find a way that will make medicine cheaper and more efficient for people, who sadly suffer from blood and infidelity medical related conditions. The glow in the dark pigs are said to have normal lives, and life spans compared to any average pig.
‘It’s just a marker to show that we can take a gene that was not originally present in the animal and now exists in it,’ explained Dr Stefan Moisyadi, a bioscientist at the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Biogenesis Research.
Strangely enough glow in the dark animals don’t seem to be regarded as anything new, in the science world! for example scientists from the University of Hawaii and two Turkish universities had previously genetically engineered 8 glow in the dark bunnies. They did this by injecting fluorescent jellyfish proteins into eight rabbit when they were still embryos.
Do you think this is a misuse of our authority over animals, or do you think that “it’s all for a good cause”?leave your comments below