Pigs may not be able to fly just yet, but at least three of them glow.
Taiwanese researchers said Friday they have bred the pigs, all of them males, with a fluorescent material in a move they hope will benefit the island's stem cell research effort.
The fluorescent pigs are green from inside out, including their hearts and internal organs, said Wu Shinn-Chih, assistant professor of animal science at the prestigious National Taiwan University.
“Only one in a hundred (injected embryos) will successfully be transgenic,” Wu said. “When the embryo grows and becomes a pig, the pig will be fluorescent that glows in the dark.”