Saturday, July 30, 2011

Tegon: The Glowing Dog

I was browsing through Yahoo News when I found this article about a GLOWING DOG. The name of the dog is Tegon (beagle) and she's 2 years of age (born in 2009). Tegon did not come cheap, it took them 4 years and approximately US$3 Million to create her. She was created using the somatic cell nuclear transfer technology which was used to create the world's first cloned dog in 2005 named Snuppy.

No need to switch to night-mode to find the dog.

The research team headed by Lee Byeong-Chun at Seoul National University (SNU)says that Tegon's ability to glow depends on adding an antibiotic to her dog food.

Tegon's paw is glowing flourescent green under ultraviolet light after given Doxycycline.

There are 268 illnesses dogs and humans have in common. The purpose of her creation was to help cure human diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

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