Glofish

Damn Interesting is a cool blog mainly about science-related things but also contains some interesting history articles.

There was an article today about transgenics. Some researches have created glowing pigs by taking some genetic material from jellyfish. These pigs are healthy and have produced three live births.

The article also talks about Glofish which are sold in the US as pets. In the future, it is hoped that the Glofish will be bred in such a way that their luminescence will react to environmental chemicals such as pollution. The fish can then be used to test for pollutions and chemicals.

The article goes on to explain the "trojan gene" and how the introduction of glofish could have a huge detrimental effect on zebrafish – the species of fish the glofish was created from.

If anyone knows of any similar interesting blogs, it’d be nice to hear about them. 

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