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THE GLOWING JEWELS OF SCIENCE AND A TALENTLESS BABOON

THE GLOWING JEWELS OF SCIENCE AND A TALENTLESS BABOON

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While glow-in-the-dark rabbits have recently been produced by the universities of Istanbul and Hawaii in hopes of new ways to produce medicines, the first  genetically modified “glowing” rabbit was created in 2002 as an artistic work by contemporary artist Eduardo Kac, produced in collaboration with French geneticist Louis-Marie Houdebine.

 

 

But genetically engineered bioluminescence isn’t a new scientific breakthrough – a variety of animals have already been ‘created’ in the recent decades. Here is a brief compilation of a few of our favorites:

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Glowing mice at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

(image via Penn News)

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Glowing mice at Osaka university

(image via Osaka University)

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Glowing monkey

(image via National Geographic)

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Mayo Clinic’s glowing cat developed to fight AIDS and other diseases

(image via Mayo Clinic)

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(image via KVAL.com)

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Glowing pigs from Taiwan

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The bioluminescent pigs look different from regular pigs under normal lighting

(images via BBC News)

Glowing monkey from Barbados

Glowing baboon from Barbados

(image via Mortiz Waldemeyer)

Here’s a fun fact:

Scorpions naturally glow under ultraviolet (UV) light as seen in the image below, but the rest of the animals that you will see here feature man-made bioluminescence.

Wildlife In The Negev Desert

(image via The Huffington Post)

Then there are glowing dogs, fishes, and a variety of other man-made bioluminescent pets that have been produced. Hit this link for more!

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