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Beagle genetically modified, glows in the dark
« on: August 05, 2011, 12:01:15 PM »
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Undated photographs released to Reuters on Thursday, July 28, show a genetically modified female beagle, Tagon (or Tegon in some news reports), and her puppies at Seoul National University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in South Korea, as well as side-by-side pictures of Tagon’s paw under normal and ultraviolet light. South Korean scientists said Wednesday, July 27, they have created a dog that glows in the dark using a cloning technique that could help find cures for human diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, Yonhap news agency reported. A university research team said the genetically modified dog, born in 2009, has been found to glow fluorescent green under ultraviolet light if given a doxycycline antibiotic, the Yonhap report said. The researchers, who completed a two-year test, said the ability to glow can be turned on or off by adding a drug to the dog’s food. International Business Times has a television report on Tagon as well.

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Re: Beagle genetically modified, glows in the dark
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2011, 03:46:22 PM »
Ya know, stuff like this really creeps me out.  Why do we insist on messing with Nature?  I just have this bad feeling that messing with genetics is going to lead to a lot more problems that it will solve.  Just my  2cents.
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Re: Beagle genetically modified, glows in the dark
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2011, 11:04:43 AM »
Ya know, stuff like this really creeps me out.  Why do we insist on messing with Nature?  I just have this bad feeling that messing with genetics is going to lead to a lot more problems that it will solve.  Just my  2cents.

I agree!!!

Just become something CAN be done...doesn't mean it SHOULD be done.  IMHO
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Re: Beagle genetically modified, glows in the dark
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2011, 03:27:17 PM »
"Let us redefine progress to mean that just because we CAN do a thing, it does not necessarily follow that we MUST do that thing."  --Federation President, Star Trek:  The Undiscovered Country
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Re: Beagle genetically modified, glows in the dark
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2011, 08:52:01 AM »
Edit:  That was from Star Trek VI:  The Undiscovered Country
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Re: Beagle genetically modified, glows in the dark
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2011, 01:22:09 PM »
Edit:  That was from Star Trek VI:  The Undiscovered Country

Glad you clarified that.   ;)
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Re: Beagle genetically modified, glows in the dark
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2011, 09:49:05 AM »
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