SEOUL, South Korea – South Korean scientists say they have engineered four beagles that glow red using cloning techniques that could help develop cures for human diseases.While I love the idea of having a dog doubling as a night light, I'm not completely comfortable with a red dog, especially one that is only red in the dark. It seems more Stephen King than Clifford. Maybe if the dog glowed a soothing green or traditional white I wouldn't be so frightened.
The four dogs, all named "Ruppy" — a combination of the words "ruby" and "puppy" — look like typical beagles by daylight. But they glow red under ultraviolet light, and the dogs' nails and abdomens, which have thin skins, look red even to the naked eye.
But, if I go to a Korean restaurant and my beef BBQ has a reddish glimmer, I'll be sure to send it back.