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★ Black Lounger ★
- Nov 24, 2001
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If they were really glowing in the dark, those pigs would not have the types of shadows that they have now. It's just a green lightMastasurf said:Only the Taiwanese would try to do something like this. Seriously, they could be trying to cure aids, but no, they want glowing pigs.
It's really not a stretch to have glowing pigs. When studying the effect of an artificially activated or deactivated gene or set of genes, a molecular biologist will often transfer another gene that helps to report whether or not the transgene was accepted. Often, it's in the form of a gene that codes for a GPCR (a G-Protein-Coupled Receptor, which is a general family of chemical receptors found on the surface of the cell) from jellyfish, as described in the article. I've already been exposed to glowing fruit flies and glowing rats - why not have glowing pigs, as well? Heh...they can even select, to an extent, what colour they want the transgenetic animal to glow. My prof was vouching for GPCR-generated tattoosGrowler said:If they were really glowing in the dark, those pigs would not have the types of shadows that they have now. It's just a green light