Friday, January 13, 2006

Green eggs and ham?

This has been on a few different news sites already, so you may have already heard:

Scientists in Taiwan say they have bred three pigs that "glow in the dark".

There's more to this than just wierd colors- the cloners were able to change a surface protien on all the organs of the pig- inside and out, the pig is green. One potential application for this is growing artifical organs that are 'pre-doped' with a genetic protien from the future recipient, reducing or eliminating organ rejections.

Of course, there's always the practical joke side of things, too.

4 comments:

witty and intelligent said...

Nice post. That's actually quite sick.

Mara Jessup said...

Interesting... Kinda creapy, actually.

So, do we know if the story is really true?

Loren D. Paulsson said...

Don't you mean "green ham and eggs"?

jhjessup said...

The meaning is the same- it's like "my computer and monitor" or "Loren's room and office."

I think...

I'm not an english major or anything like that...