GloFish become lab mice of the future

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Undergraduates studying in the USA may be using something different to the usual mice, fruitflies or bacteria - genetically modified fish which glow in the dark.

According to a report in the Straits Times, Oregon State University has purchased a large quantity of GloFish to use as model organisms for undergraduate studies in genetics.

Professor Gong, creator of the fish told The Straits Times: "This is exactly what I'd hoped for when I created the fish. As the first marketed transgenic fish, it will be an excellent model to help students and even the public understand transgenic technology and biotechnology as a whole."