designer glow-in-the-dark zebra fish

The gist of this amazingly poorly written article is: "Genetically modified zebra fish have gone on sale in Taiwan and will soon appear in the US. The Night Pearls glow in different red and green patterns thanks to genes from jellyfish and marine coral."

Update: a photo has been found; unknown whether it's real or a photoshop special:


10 Responses:

  1. Cooler than:

    because the fish are alive.

    Less cool than:

    because I can't (easily) modify them so that I can control the color rather than having a national cell phone network do it.

  2. malokai says:

    I saw a crayfish in a restaurant in vancouver that was bright blue, apparently it was a GM product.

  3. wasteddream says:

    That's good news, but i don't think i can get really excited until we see the first luminous monkey.

  4. "amazingly poorly written article"

    And by the Science *Editor*, no less.

  5. simuran says:

    Surreal. Feels like a news headline from a mediocre SF story used by the author to prepare a reader for something really nasty happening on a really large scale. Oh well...

  6. cje says:

    I try my best to avoid genetically modified foods.
    Tomatoes *suck* because of the "helpful" modifications over the years.
    But a glow-in-the-dark fish?
    I must have a whole tank!