First Phosphorescent Sheep Born in Uruguai

First Posted: Apr 28, 2013 06:11 PM EDT

The first genetically modified phosphorescent sheep has been born in Uruguai, scientists announced Friday (26).

Scientists used gene from a jelly fish which allow them to produce a green fluorescent protein to make the sheep glow in the dark.

Scientists say the sheep developed normally and the difference between them and their peers can only be noticed when the animals are placed under UV light: they glow.

In total, nine sheep were born in October of 2012 at Uruguay's Institute of Animal Reproduction - the result of an experiment conducted in conjunction with the Institut Pasteur.

The scientists say the sheep developed normally. They claim there are no differences to their non-modified peers.

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