Taiwan breeds transgenic, fluorescent, green pig – Yahoo! News

Taiwan breeds transgenic, fluorescent, green pig – Yahoo! News

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan, home to the world’s first transgenic glowing fish, has successfully bred fluorescent green pigs that researchers hope will boost the island’s stem cell research, a professor said on Thursday.

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.
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Hmmm, they’re leaving something out. Injecting the protein into the cell wouldn’t cause the pigs to be able to express the protein. Maybe they meant the gene for the protein.

See, this is why science writing should be left to the experts.

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