Uruguay's Institute of Animal Reproduction creates glow-in-the-dark sheep

Montevideo, Uruguay - Scientists in Uruguay have announced the world's first genetically-modified phosphorescent sheep.

Nine sheep were born in October of 2012 at Uruguay's Institute of Animal Reproduction, an experiment conducted in conjunction with the Institut Pasteur.

The scientists used a gene from a jellyfish, allowing them to produce a green fluorescent protein. 

The scientists say the sheep developed normally.  They claim there are no differences to their non-modified peers.

Fundación IRAUy / J. Calvelo contributed to this story


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