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Glow in the dark puppy

<p>A cloned fluorescent puppy, a three-month-old beagle, is seen with a researcher at Seoul National University's College of Veterinary Medicine in Seoul, May 13, 2009. The puppy is one of "2nd generation Ruppies", offspring of "Ruppy", the world's first transgenic dog which carries fluorescent genes. They took a fluorescent protein, much like that produced by some sea anenomes, and inserted it into the cell of a beagle. The name "Ruppy" is a combination of the words "Ruby" and "Puppy", and the offsprings of such dogs will possess the same fluorescent gene as their mothers. 



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A cloned fluorescent puppy, a three-month-old beagle, is seen with a researcher at Seoul National University's College of Veterinary Medicine in Seoul, May 13, 2009. The puppy is one of "2nd generation Ruppies", offspring of "Ruppy", the world's...more

A cloned fluorescent puppy, a three-month-old beagle, is seen with a researcher at Seoul National University's College of Veterinary Medicine in Seoul, May 13, 2009. The puppy is one of "2nd generation Ruppies", offspring of "Ruppy", the world's first transgenic dog which carries fluorescent genes. They took a fluorescent protein, much like that produced by some sea anenomes, and inserted it into the cell of a beagle. The name "Ruppy" is a combination of the words "Ruby" and "Puppy", and the offsprings of such dogs will possess the same fluorescent gene as their mothers. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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<p>A combination photo shows a cloned fluorescent puppy glowing in the dark under ultra-violet light (top) and under daylight (bottom) at Seoul National University's College of Veterinary Medicine, May 13, 2009. 



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A combination photo shows a cloned fluorescent puppy glowing in the dark under ultra-violet light (top) and under daylight (bottom) at Seoul National University's College of Veterinary Medicine, May 13, 2009. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

A combination photo shows a cloned fluorescent puppy glowing in the dark under ultra-violet light (top) and under daylight (bottom) at Seoul National University's College of Veterinary Medicine, May 13, 2009. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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<p>A cloned fluorescent puppy, a three-month-old beagle, is seen with a researcher at Seoul National University's College of Veterinary Medicine, May 13, 2009.



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A cloned fluorescent puppy, a three-month-old beagle, is seen with a researcher at Seoul National University's College of Veterinary Medicine, May 13, 2009. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

A cloned fluorescent puppy, a three-month-old beagle, is seen with a researcher at Seoul National University's College of Veterinary Medicine, May 13, 2009. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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<p>A cloned fluorescent puppy, a three-month-old beagle, glows in the dark under ultra-violet light at Seoul National University's College of Veterinary Medicine, May 13, 2009. 



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A cloned fluorescent puppy, a three-month-old beagle, glows in the dark under ultra-violet light at Seoul National University's College of Veterinary Medicine, May 13, 2009. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

A cloned fluorescent puppy, a three-month-old beagle, glows in the dark under ultra-violet light at Seoul National University's College of Veterinary Medicine, May 13, 2009. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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<p>A foot of a cloned fluorescent dog is seen at Seoul National University's College of Veterinary Medicine, May 13, 2009.  



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A foot of a cloned fluorescent dog is seen at Seoul National University's College of Veterinary Medicine, May 13, 2009. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

A foot of a cloned fluorescent dog is seen at Seoul National University's College of Veterinary Medicine, May 13, 2009. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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<p>A foot of a cloned fluorescent dog glows in the dark under ultra-violet light at Seoul National University's College of Veterinary Medicine, May 13, 2009. 



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A foot of a cloned fluorescent dog glows in the dark under ultra-violet light at Seoul National University's College of Veterinary Medicine, May 13, 2009. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

A foot of a cloned fluorescent dog glows in the dark under ultra-violet light at Seoul National University's College of Veterinary Medicine, May 13, 2009. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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<p>A cloned fluorescent puppy, a three-month-old beagle, glows in the dark under ultra-violet light at Seoul National University's College of Veterinary Medicine, May 13, 2009. 



REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak </p>

A cloned fluorescent puppy, a three-month-old beagle, glows in the dark under ultra-violet light at Seoul National University's College of Veterinary Medicine, May 13, 2009. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

A cloned fluorescent puppy, a three-month-old beagle, glows in the dark under ultra-violet light at Seoul National University's College of Veterinary Medicine, May 13, 2009. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak

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