If you're planning to hit any raves this summer, then a fluorescent puppy may sound like the perfect fashion accessory to go along with your giant polyester pants, purple fur bikini top and glow stick necklace. Imagine throwing some shapes to The Prodigy with a couple of these guys in your hands, eh?
Of course, for many that may sound as ridiculous and irresponsible as, well, cloning transgenic dogs to produce a fluorescent protein that glows under UV lighting. But that's exactly what Byeong-Chun Lee's team at South Korea's Seoul National University did. According to an article on New Scientist, they pulled this off by cloning fibroblast cells that express a red fluorescent gene produced by sea anemones. That also means they're not available in purple yet.