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A cloned beagle named Ruppy – short for Ruby Puppy – is the world's first transgenic dog. She and four other beagles all produce a fluorescent protein that glows red under ultraviolet light.
A team led by Byeong-Chun Lee of Seoul National University in South Korea created the dogs by cloning fibroblast cells that express a red fluorescent gene produced by sea anemones.
Lee's team created Ruppy by first infecting dog fibroblast cells with a virus that inserted the fluorescent gene into a cell's nucleus. They then transferred the fibroblast's nucleus to another dog's egg cell, with its nucleus removed. After a few hours dividing in a Petri dish, researchers implanted the cloned embryo into a surrogate mother.
Originally posted by munkey66
Ohhhh arn't the cute.
WTF? these mad men are playing with genes and people think it is a cool novelty trick and want one.
These people are mad men with no ethics and are trying to create all sorts of mutations and people think its OK?
Either I am the only sane one left or I have gone completely mad.