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Taiwan Breeds Transgenic, Fluorescent Green Pigs

jangobongo Re:I grew up on a farm and ... (261 comments)

This isn't intended for "the farm", nor for the butcher or human consumption. You must have missed these paragraphs:

The scientists will use the transgenic pigs to study human disease. Because the pig's genetic material is green, it is easy to spot.

So if, for instance, some of its stem cells are injected into another animal, scientists can track how they develop without the need for a biopsy or invasive test.

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