02/10/2007

See-through frogs for dissection-free research

Scientists at Hiroshima University Japan, say they have genetically engineered frogs with clear skin so they can research their internal organs without harming the frogs.

 

Professor Masayuki Sumida said the new line of frogs were the world's first transparent four-legged animals and could become widely used in scientific research because internal organs and blood vessels can be observed without dissecting the creatures.

 

See Video of the transparent frog here: