Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Transgenic, Glowing Animals

Well if you keep up with the nobel prizes then this won't be news to you. I just heard of this so I assume a couple of you haven't heard of this either.

The winner of the Nobel in chemistry in 2008, Dr. Osama Shimomur, was awarded for discovering how to put green florescent protein from jellyfish into animals. It can make any animal glow under black lights. Imagine that at a rave. It's pretty crazy and apparently has lots of real life application to curing diseases.


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http://io9.com/#!5060668/nobel-prize-in-chemistry-awarded-for-transgenic-glowing-animals

15 comments:

  1. This is quite awesome. Although I would be quite terrified of a pack of glowing animals.

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  2. Wow that is freaky. Soon sci-fi movies wont need special effects.

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  3. That's incredible. I was blinded by science

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  4. It's too bad most people see science as some boring nerd thing.
    If only they knew half the things that scientists and researchers really do.

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  5. Those monkeys don't look happy, but now they can find bananas at night.

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  6. Cool article. Reminds me of another one where they used the bioluminescence gene. http://www.wired.com/magazine/2009/10/mf_optigenetics/all/1

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  7. This is pretty crazy. And not just a little unsettling. One day, they're going to invent some crap that'll kill us all.

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  8. interesting stuff thanks for posting.

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  9. It's amazing, maybe one day I'll fulfill my childhood dream of becoming the Hulk... too bad I'm still weak as shit.

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