Mad Scientists Create Glow-In-The-Dark Dog

For some reason, crazy scientists from South Korea have created a dog that glows in the dark. Seriously. The beagle, named Tegon, was cloned and genetically modified so it lights up when you put it under ultraviolet light.

It sounds completely gimmicky and terrible but the South Korean scientists said building the glowing dog could help find cures for human diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Born in 2009 through somatic cell nuclear transfer technology, Tegon’s glowing ability can actually be turned on or off with medicine (a doxycycline antibiotic) which according to lead researcher Lee Byeong-chun, “opens new horizons since the gene injected to make the dog glow can be substituted with genes that trigger fatal human diseases.”

I still think there’s a bit of a leap to take from making a dog glow in the dark to curing Alzheimer’s though. [Reuters]

The Cheapest NBN 50 Plans

It’s the most popular NBN speed in Australia for a reason. Here are the cheapest plans available.

At Gizmodo, we independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too. We have affiliate and advertising partnerships, which means we may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. BTW – prices are accurate and items in stock at the time of posting.