(awww, look at that cute little glowing nose!)
Why is that good news? Well, the scientists are excited because they were able to transfer genes (presumably from fireflies, or possibly glow-sticks) into the puppies. They say the real significance is that they will be able to transfer other genes in the future, creating helpful creatures such as fish that eat plastic Walmart bags (thus solving a major ecological problem) or politicians that are genetically incapable of lying (thus eliminating Congress altogether).
To me, the significance is that they will be able to create other glowing things.
Here's where I think they should start:
- Glow-in-the-dark bugs. This way I could put my slippers on at night without wondering what might be lurking in them.
- Glow-in-the-dark babies. No more night lights!
- Glow-in-the-dark Swine Flu germs so we would know if it's safe to stop washing our hands every 30 seconds.