12 January 2006

when good science goes bad

I do not like Green Eggs and Ham I do not like them Sam, I am

You thought stem-cell research would cure diseases and improve the lives of millions, right? So far all it's given us is a fluorescent green pig:

TAIPEI, Taiwan - 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.

Professor Wu expects to market a new brand of green pork rinds this fall.


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