An international team of scientists has created the world’s first transgenic dog — that is, the first cloned dog with genetic information from another species. In the case of Ruppy the Beagle (above), the foreign gene is from sea anemones, which produce a red glow under fluorescent light. LOOK AT HOW ADORABLE THAT DOG IS. This scientific advancement is landmark for several reasons: first, now scientists think they might be able to create transgenic dog models through which human diseases can be more accurately studied. And second, now little kids all over the world can have the best night-light ever. It’s really a win-win.
Fluorescent puppy is world’s first transgenic dog [New Scientist]