Glowing sheep created by Uruguayan scientists
WASHINGTON, DC, April 29, 2013 – Uruguayan scientists at the Animal Reproduction Institute have successfully engineered sheep to glow in the dark when exposed to certain ultraviolet light. While this may seem like a useless manipulation of the animal’s DNA, scientists claim to have a legitimate scientific purpose in creating these bizarre looking sheep.
The flock of nine lambs was born in October 2012 and are reportedly growing and developing like normal sheep- besides the fact that they glow green in the dark. Uruguayan scientists manipulated the sheep’s genes by adding green fluorescent protein, “GFP,” from the Aequorea Victoria jellyfish.