Uruguayan Scientists Create Healthy Glow-In-The-Dark Sheep

It has been announced that nine sheep born this past October at Uruguay’s Institute of Animal Reproduction have been developing normally and living contentedly. The sheep were genetically engineered to contain a gene from a jellyfish which spurs the production of green fluorescent protein, a modification which will no doubt soon become common among designer house pets:

  • Liam_McGonagle

    These sheep will eventually all be driven mad for lack of sleep. Imagine the horror of roaming bands of savage insomniac killer sheep haunting the countryside.

    I shudder.

    • Anarchy Pony

      As long as they don’t learn to fly.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Aperture Science: We do what we must because we can.

    • kowalityjesus

      The ones we hear about are the relatively innocuous experiments. Imagine what’s in the DUMBs like Dulce. Probably give us nightmares. :(

  • Michael Braden

    Green *fluorescent* protein does not equal “glow in the dark”. You would need something akin to a blacklight to make them glow. Fluorescence != luminescence.

    • JoiquimCouteau

      They’d be a hit at raves, if you could somehow prevent them from shitting everywhere.

  • Alkwerte Alk

    Glow-in-the-dark-if-there-is-a-UV-light-nearby is more accurate

  • Mick-Doscious

    See, over there, making it easier for the wolves to feed on the sheep is literal…in America it is only figurative of our government.

  • InfvoCuernos

    So, Uruguay, how’d you acquire top notch geneticists? Any of em speak german, or are these 2nd generation?

    • Juan

      This comment strikes me as totally racist. Actually, racist is not even the right word, since Uruaguay is mostly populated by people of European descent. Still, idea that the locals could not have done this on their own seems to me, for lack of better word “racist.”

      • InfvoCuernos

        Actually, I was referring to the fact that a lot of German geneticists escaped to South America after WWII, and Uruguay is in South America, but take it however you want.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    …but do androids dream of them?

    • Juan

      Nice one:)

      • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

        (to be honest…I seriously had my fingers crossed that no one had beaten me to it when I clicked pagelink.) :-)

        • Hadrian999

          they are not exactly electric

  • Juan

    Novelty sex toy for sheep shaggers.

  • BuzzCoastin

    Trying to control the future
    is like trying to take the master carpenter’s place.
    When you handle the master carpenter’s tools,
    chances are that you’ll cut your hand.

    Tao Te Ching #74

  • HCE

    Phosphorescent sheep and black lights.
    Add a few Pink Floyd and Hendrix posters
    and you’ve got yersef a tripping good time.

  • ReallyNow

    Things like this

    that make me want to give up all over again

    and just do drugs

  • Guest

    we have this and still no perma-kittens?

  • Noah_Nine

    they can do this but they haven’t made perma-kittens?