Glowing Piglets help Chinese scientists produce drugs




Glowing Piglets help Chinese scientists produce drugs

Chinese scientists first brought pigs that glow fluorescent green in the dark. Its ability to animals purchased by introducing the DNA of their embryos fluorescent jellyfish gene. According to experts, such interference will not harm the health of the animals, but will help in the creation of cheaper medicines.

Development belongs to scientists in the field of reproductive medicine at the Medical School of the John A. Burns University of Hawaii at Manoa. The same method at the beginning of this year were used to create a Turkish genetics world’s first rabbit, glowing in the dark. Turks now experimenting on sheep .

Authors of South China Agricultural University in Guangdong describe their work in the scientific journal Biology of Reproduction. Brief description leads the British newspaper The Daily Mail.

In the video below you can see that the green light is an integral part of the pig. As the scientists explain the biogenesis of the Research Institute at the University of Hawaii, the color is a marker indicating the presence of the foreign gene in the animal. According to them, a fluorescent protein will not harm animals – glowing pigs survive as much as their conventional counterparts.

The ultimate goal of the study is to introduce the desired genes in larger animals. This will create a less costly and more effective drugs, such as hemophiliacs. production of enzymes involved in blood clotting, in laboratory conditions extremely expensive. Much cheaper to produce these enzymes directly in the body of the animal , the researchers note.
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