Because all the ASPCA needs is an influx of boring old dogs that can't glow in the dark, South Korean scientists have successfully bred a beagle that glows under UV light. A hellhound, if you will. A glow-in-the-dark beagle if you won't. Also, this isn't really new news, because the dog was actually cloned back in 2009, and similar procedures have been performed with cats and monkeys. Still, this is making its way around the internet and I didn't want to feel left out. Plus you know how I feel about old news. GAAAAAAH, I F**ING LOVE IT LIKE CANDY!
The researchers, who completed a two-year test, said the ability to glow can be turned on or off by adding a drug to the dog's food.
"The creation of Tegon opens new horizons since the gene injected to make the dogglow can be substituted with genes that trigger fatal human diseases," the news agency quoted lead researcher Lee Byeong-chun as saying.
The scientist said that because there are 268 illnesses that humans and dogs have in common, creating dogs that artificially show such symptoms could aid treatment methods for diseases that afflict humans.
Oh, so there was actually some new news: the glow can be turned on and off with a drug. Impressive, but nearly as impressive as if the glow could be turned on and off with a clap. You dun goofed, South Korea, I'mma make millions on your idea! *tapes Clapper to dog collar, feeds peanut butter-covered glowstick*
Glowing dog created by Korean scientists [christiansciencemonitor]
Thanks to JediGK, lauren, Rev Dr Dom, Spikey DaPikey, clip and Ash, who're all holding out for hedgehogs that can glow blue. I...don't get it. Why blue?