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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asi...ic/4605202.stm

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    Quote[/b] ]Scientists in Taiwan say they have bred three pigs that "glow in the dark".
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    But where do I get the green eggs

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    The usefulness of this is lost on me. Unless you want to go look for pigs in the dark... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (m0bius @ Jan. 13 2006,6:03)]But where do I get the green eggs

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    Just take some eggs, a plastic bag, a bit of water, and a nice warm sidewalk, and there ya have it. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    Since most of the world does not have an intimate knowledge of genetics then the why is usually lost on the masses and because the morons in pop media also lack that knowledge they never bother to offer an explanation as to why it is important. All the the media does is contribute to the hype and make all scientists out to be Frankeinsteinian.

    The GFP (Green Fluorescent Protein) pigs are important for developmental studies. Since all the cells in their bodies can be stimulated to fluoresce under certain wavelengths the developmental processes of tissue growth and change can be studied in detail here-to-fore unavailable. It also has aplications in tissue cloning research and stem cell research, something that tends to get glossed over due to the political/moral claptrap sure to arise.
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    Glow in the dark bacon for the ninja on the move [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

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    I know they did that with mice, we studied it back in Bio. Mice with phosphorous green fur that glows in the dark... But I've never heard of the similar done with pigs... kinda cool really [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    Maybe they will soon make 3 inch tall persons who glow in the dark [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] fairies!!! muhahahaha!!!!
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    So... were the pigs genetically engineered so that they would fluoresce? How does one make something fluoresce that doesn't normally? Can you make a human fluoresce?

    I have fluorescent minerals...they are awsome.
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