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Another Technology Race Lost July 29, 2011

Posted by geoff in News.
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I’ve oft complained that the US is losing its technology lead over other countries, and now I have a striking example: We’ve lost the glow-in-the-dark beagle race:

Scientists in South Korea have created a glow in the dark dog with an on/off switch.

The beagle was made using a cloning technique that the researchers hope will help in efforts to find new treatments and possible cures to degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Two-year-old Tegon was genetically engineered to glow when placed under ultraviolet light.

You can even turn his glowing on and off with additives to his food. Unbelievable.

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1. Retired Geezer - July 29, 2011

You can even turn his glowing on and off with additives to his food.

*considers feeding glow-in-the-dark wristwatch to horses*

For science.

2. Michael - July 30, 2011

Right now, the number one search directing traffic to IB is, “why does god hate denmark?”

Somehow, I am proud of that.

3. digitalbrownshirt - July 30, 2011

Now it’ll be easier to eat in the dark.


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