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Old 07-28-2011, 09:50 PM
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South Korean Scientists Create Glowing Dog

South Korean scientists say they have created a glowing dog using a cloning technique that could help find cures for human diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, Yonhap news agency reported.
A research team from Seoul National University (SNU) said the genetically modified female beagle, named Tegon and born in 2009, has been found to glow fluorescent green under ultraviolet light if given a doxycycline antibiotic, the report said.
The researchers, who completed a two-year test, said the ability to glow can be turned on or off by adding a drug to the dog's food.

"The creation of Tegon opens new horizons since the gene injected to make the dog glow can be substituted with genes that trigger fatal human diseases," the news agency quoted lead researcher Lee Byeong-chun as saying.
He said the dog was created using the somatic cell nuclear transfer technology that the university team used to make the world's first cloned dog, Snuppy, in 2005.
The scientist said that because there are 268 illnesses that humans and dogs have in common, creating dogs that artificially show such symptoms could aid treatment methods for diseases that afflict humans.
The latest discovery published in 'Genesis', an international journal, took four years of research with roughly 3.2 billion won spent to make the dog and conduct the necessary verification tests, Yonhap said.

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Re: South Korean Scientists Create Glowing Dog

Sorta reminds me when I put glow-sticks on my dog and let her loose at night.

Feel sorry for the dog being a test animal...

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Re: South Korean Scientists Create Glowing Dog

Is messed up but at least they are not eating it :)

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Re: South Korean Scientists Create Glowing Dog

neat trick but how is it applicable to helping humans

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Re: South Korean Scientists Create Glowing Dog

They also did the same with pig,cat and monkeys.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...32_600x450.jpg

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Re: South Korean Scientists Create Glowing Dog

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They also did the same with pig,cat and monkeys.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...32_600x450.jpg
.. and artist Eduardo Kac did it 11 years ago (with the help of a geneticist):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alba_%28rabbit%29

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Re: South Korean Scientists Create Glowing Dog

How is a dog that glows going to help me in anyway?
this really bothers me.

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