On this one, I have one thing to say…. Wow!
I’m a little overwhelmed by the idea is all.
Scientists in South Korea have claimed to have cloned the worlds first “glowing” dogs. A litter of Beagle puppies, dubbed “Ruppies”, a combination of the word ruby and puppies, were engineered to glow red under ultraviolet light. The puppies parts where the skin is normally more thin, appears red at all times, regardless of the light conditions.
Read the entire story at http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/Health/wireStory?id=7447906
Yep. Just what the world needs…. scary glowing puppies. If nothing else, I truly hope the genes introduced into their DNA do not compromise their health or ability to live normal functioning lives.
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Well… we all knew it would happen, it was just a matter of when. When was November 18, 2008. Today, Lancey (who arrived in the US on January 25th) is with his family – who paid to have him cloned from their previous canine companion. The family said they chose to clone their original dog because he was the “most human” dog they’d ever shared their lives with.
As a behavior buff there’s a lot I could choose to say about their reasoning, but I always try to find something nice to say. 😉 So… I’m glad the family is happy with their new puppy.
You can read the whole story here: http://www.dogmagazine.net/archives/1805/the-worlds-first-commercially-cloned-dog-arrives/