UH's Neon Rabbits, Pigs and Sheep Fetuses Spark Ethics Debate

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Even as he works toward very important medical goals, Stefan Moisyadi seems to add color to everything he touches.

As a lead scientist at the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Biogenesis Research, he and a team of collaborators in Turkey used DNA from jellyfish to produce living glow-in-the-dark bunnies last week.

Moisyadi is building up something of a menagerie of neon creatures. He collaborated with Chinese scientists to produce glowing pigs early this year. And he oversaw a group of scientists in Turkey who inserted jellyfish DNA into the embryos of 10 sheep, all of which are carrying twin lambs. The pregnant sheep are due to give birth in November.

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