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Fluorescent Pig Gives Birth to Glowing Piglets

150_pigletsOne of the three Chinese pigs bred in 2006 (previously at Neatorama) has given birth to eleven piglets after mating with a normal boar. Two of the piglets inherited the gene for Green Fluorescent Protein from the mother.
"The mouths, trotters and tongues of the two piglets glow green under ultraviolet light, which indicates the technology to breed transgenic pigs via cell nuclear transfer is mature," Liu Zhonghua, a professor at Northeast Agricultural University in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province, was quoted as saying.

The first generation of glowing pigs was produced by injecting Green Fluorescent Protein while they were embryos. Link

(image credit: Reuters)

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The new article says this happened at a university in Harbin, and the BBC article quoted at Neatorama from last year says Taiwan. But the Yahoo article cited here makes it clear that this sow is one of the same pigs. I also found an MSNBC article from last year that said the research was done in Harbin, but gave photo credit to the university in Taiwan.
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