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Snoopy can now glow in the dark.

Four beagles in Seoul, South Korea, look like normal dogs during the day.

At night, they glow red when exposed to an ultra-violet light.

These puppies were cloned from skin cells from a bitch beagle that were inserted with genes from jellyfish that cause biofluorescence.

These are the world’s first transgenic dogs, and they may be useful in coming up with new gene therapies.

The head researcher for this project was Lee Byeong-chu, who was a top aid to the now disgraced scientistĀ  Hwang Woo-suk, who used fake data in his stem cell experiments. Hwang Woo-suk did clone the first dog, named Snuppy.

Now I’m thinking of the utility of using a glow-in-the-dark beagle. You could hunt rabbits at night and lamp them with a UV light. Of course, I’m sure the laws for spot-lighting game would apply.

Article isĀ  here.

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