Glowing Dog In South Korea

By on Aug 3, 2011 in Animals, Asia, Science, World Comments

A glowing dog was created by South Korean scientists using a cloning technique, according to reports by several international news sites. The research team from Seoul National University (SNU) revealed their glowing dog creation last Wednesday, July 27, 2011.

Glowing Dog
Glowing Dog
Image Credit: Jo Yong-Hak

The cloning technique used in the creation was believed to provide a cure to Alzheimer‘s and Parkinson‘s disease. Reports said that the doxycycline antibiotic added to the dog’s food triggers the glowing fluorescent green under ultraviolet light.

The genetically modified dog named Tegon is a two-year-old female beagle. Lead SNU researcher, Lee Byeong-chun, said that the dog was created using the somatic cell nuclear transfer technology. This technology was used in 2005 to create Snuppy, world’s first cloned dog.

The cost of the latest research breakthrough was estimated at 3.2 billion Won ($3 million).

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