Science! Sheep Genetically Modified To Glow Green In The Dark

Posted by Bob Muir on Apr 30, 2013 in Science

Glow-in-the-dark Sheep

In the tradition of super-science, Alejo Menchaca and his researchers at the Animal Reproduction Institute of Uruguay have modified sheep to glow in the dark, thanks to the addition of green fluorescent protein (“GFP”). This peptide is normally found in the jellyfish Aequorea victoria and causes animals to glow green under ultraviolet light. And they did this because…well, it’s a proof-of-concept, which means for now, they just did this because it’s cool. Read more…

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