Chinese scientists have created the world’s first glow-in-the-dark pigs that acquired their bizarre ability to glow under ‘black’ or UVA light after their embryos were injected with jellyfish DNA. According to the researchers, the 10 young animals should live as long as any other pig and that the findings could help develop cheaper drugs for humans. Continue reading for a video and more information.
The Daily Mail reports: “In a video accompanying the research, the pigs grunt when the lights are turned off and after a short while begin to squeal, perhaps hinting that they are a little scared of the dark. The green tint indicates that the fluorescent genetic material injected into the pig embryos has been incorporated into the animal’s natural make-up.”