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GLOWING DOG

SEOUL – South Korean scientists said they have created a glowing dog.
South Korean scientists said on Wednesday 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 ($3 million) spent to make the dog and conduct the necessary verification tests, Yonhap said.
Jeremy Laurence

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5 thoughts on “GLOWING DOG”

  1. I have a JOURNALISTIC side too when we wait all the mice and explanations of shiny little lab companies vertigo = dizzllyness .most intelligence is based on a trial period much like the cavemen had in 4 million years ago start so experimentation of this process had to occur dogs glow juice in tally of how they sticked out progress "who's real wait time matters considering OEC "OFFICE of ENERGY COMMUNICATIONS"can flicker through a shot +photo pic on lab technician thats the progress I bet this had been done some glowing puppy in WHELPING and keep 75 degrees is safe and no hair it would kill a puppy glowing is in Bible .

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