TAIWAN (The Skwib) — Not content with the breakthrough in creating fluorescent pigs, scientists in Taiwan have produced glow-in-the-dark babies.
“Unlike pigs, babies are only green on surface — much easier to create than green-all-through pigs,” Principal Investigator (PI) Wo Mian, told The Skwib.
The team of geneticists say they are especially pleased that they think the babies will be able to cause themselves to glow, just like a firefly.
“Yes, we add jellyfish and firefly genetic material, so babies glow when they want,” Mian said.
Mian and the other researchers are all part of the Department of Messing About with Stuff Best Left Alone at the National Taiwan University.
To create them, DNA from jellyfish and fireflies was added to about 265 human embryos which were implanted in eight different women. Three women became pregnant and two male babies were born.
The researchers hope that as they grow into maturity, the two will become sexually promiscuous and engender an entire race of glow-in-the-dark humans.
“Think of it,” Mian said, “never again will mister pee on seat in dark and upset wife!”