South Korean Scientists Clone Beagle That Glows Fluorescent Green

Could Tegon, the glowing dog, be the key to finding cures for many human diseases? Via Reutuers:

South Korean scientists said on Wednesday they have created a glowing dog using a cloning technique that could help find cures for human diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, Yonhap news agency reported.

A research team from Seoul National University (SNU) said the genetically modified female beagle, named Tegon and born in 2009, has been found to glow fluorescent green under ultraviolet light if given a doxycycline antibiotic, the report said.

[Continues at Reuters]

22 Comments on "South Korean Scientists Clone Beagle That Glows Fluorescent Green"

  1. Tio Holtzman | Jul 29, 2011 at 3:35 pm |

    Oh, the law of unintended consequences!

  2. Tio Holtzman | Jul 29, 2011 at 11:35 am |

    Oh, the law of unintended consequences!

  3. Couldn’t the find a less obvious way for signaling their test results than making the dog glow in the dark?  No matter how good the intent, the scientist will get a “mad scientist” label for this.

  4. Couldn’t the find a less obvious way for signaling their test results than making the dog glow in the dark?  No matter how good the intent, the scientist will get a “mad scientist” label for this.

    • Now they can sell a breed of glow in the dark dogs! Never again worry about tripping over that darn dog on your path to the fridge in the middle of the night when you got the munchies!

  5. Anonymous | Jul 29, 2011 at 6:02 pm |

    “Could Tegon, the glowing dog, be the key to finding cures for many human diseases?”
    Nope. Not a single one of them. It will be key to securing more research grants from Korea’s equivalent to the NIH. 

    “We spent millions designing a dog that glows when it eats this one drug! Oh, by the way, alzheimers, parkinsons, cancer, AIDS. Also, it is our expert opinion that more research must be done.

  6. JoiquimCouteau | Jul 29, 2011 at 2:02 pm |

    “Could Tegon, the glowing dog, be the key to finding cures for many human diseases?”
    Nope. Not a single one of them. It will be key to securing more research grants from Korea’s equivalent to the NIH. 

    “We spent millions designing a dog that glows when it eats this one drug! Oh, by the way, alzheimers, parkinsons, cancer, AIDS. Also, it is our expert opinion that more research must be done.

  7. Well some people think that we did this for some reason to cure something…. but in reality, we just thought it would be neat, and possibly be a selling point

  8. Well some people think that we did this for some reason to cure something…. but in reality, we just thought it would be neat, and possibly be a selling point

  9. Getting lost in the dark is not a Disease.

  10. jasonpaulhayes | Jul 30, 2011 at 1:23 am |

    Getting lost in the dark is not a Disease.

  11. Yourannoying | Jul 30, 2011 at 2:16 pm |

    I’m sure this is just another anti religion reference…

  12. Anonymous | Jul 30, 2011 at 9:24 pm |

    Now they can sell a breed of glow in the dark dogs! Never again worry about tripping over that darn dog on your path to the fridge in the middle of the night when you got the munchies!

  13. Doktor Wilhelm | Jul 31, 2011 at 8:57 am |

    I have a genetic disorder and this may actually be able to solve the problem, my genetic disorder is suprisingly common in humans and it can be fatal; I don’t glow in the dark and I am hard to see while standing in the middle of roads on dark nights! So thank you science!

  14. I have a genetic disorder and this may actually be able to solve the problem, my genetic disorder is suprisingly common in humans and it can be fatal; I don’t glow in the dark and I am hard to see while standing in the middle of roads on dark nights! So thank you science!

  15. ha, so amusing. we can make dogs glow in the dark, yet we can’t supply clean water to those who need it. but hey, at least we have one more thing we can check off when we all die.

    … i freaking hate humanity sometimes

  16. ha, so amusing. we can make dogs glow in the dark, yet we can’t supply clean water to those who need it. but hey, at least we have one more thing we can check off when we all die.

    … i freaking hate humanity sometimes

  17. Good! Sell them to the North Koreans so that they can now eat in the dark…

  18. Good! Sell them to the North Koreans so that they can now eat in the dark…

  19. He took that idea from Sheldon Cooper.

  20. He took that idea from Sheldon Cooper.

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