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:

21 Comments on "Uruguayan Scientists Create Healthy Glow-In-The-Dark Sheep"

  1. Liam_McGonagle | Apr 30, 2013 at 10:01 am |

    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.

  2. Anarchy Pony | Apr 30, 2013 at 11:54 am |

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

    • kowalityjesus | Apr 30, 2013 at 12:46 pm |

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

  3. Michael Braden | Apr 30, 2013 at 12:04 pm |

    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 | May 1, 2013 at 2:24 am |

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

  4. Alkwerte Alk | Apr 30, 2013 at 12:04 pm |

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

  5. Mick-Doscious | Apr 30, 2013 at 1:03 pm |

    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.

  6. InfvoCuernos | Apr 30, 2013 at 1:58 pm |

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

    • 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 | Apr 30, 2013 at 9:13 pm |

        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.

  7. …but do androids dream of them?

  8. Novelty sex toy for sheep shaggers.

  9. BuzzCoastin | Apr 30, 2013 at 9:18 pm |

    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

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

  11. ReallyNow | May 1, 2013 at 8:31 am |

    Things like this

    that make me want to give up all over again

    and just do drugs

  12. we have this and still no perma-kittens?

  13. Noah_Nine | May 19, 2013 at 4:39 am |

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

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