Friday, January 13, 2006

I will not eat them Sam I am...

Researchers in Taiwan have bred fluorescent green pigs. Now there's a sentence I never thought I say.
By injecting fluorescent green protein into embryonic pigs, a research team at the island's leading National Taiwan University managed to breed three male transgenic pigs, said professor Wu Shinn-Chih of the university's Institute and Department of Animal Science and Technology.

"There are partially fluorescent green pigs elsewhere, but ours are the only ones in the world that are green from inside out. Even their hearts and internal organs are green," Wu said on Thursday.
Insert obligatory Dr. Seuss joke here.
The transgenic pigs, commonly used to study human diseases, would help researchers monitor and trace changes of the tissues during the physical development, Wu said.
Well, now we have an idea of what Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy's offspring might look like...