First genetically altered dogs get superlame power

The Associated Press is reporting that South Korean scientists have cloned four dogs with the "power" to glow under ultraviolet light.

You can't tell me someone didn't think of glowing red eyes. Or even glowing white eyes. Just glowing eyes in general is cooler than a glowing red body...under ultraviolet light.

The Associated Press is reporting that South Korean scientists have cloned four dogs with the "power" to glow under ultraviolet light.

By day, mild-mannered (assumed) beagles. By night, they glow red...Um, OK?

According to the AP article, this is a photo of one of the glowing dogs, but I honestly can't really discern what I'm looking at here. I guess I'll have to take the AP's word for it. Seoul National University

Basically, the scientists did this to prove that it's possible to insert a specific trait into a living animal. The scientists hope that this process could be used to fight diseases.

All well and good, but I'm just saying: glowing eyes, much cooler.

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