Taikong Corporation in Taiwan unveiled the playful side of bioengineering earlier this year when it introduced the TK-1 aquarium fish genetically engineered to glow green in the dark. Sold as "Night Pearls" the TK-1 is a type of killifish–a small egg-laying toothed carp–which is very popular with aquarium fish fans. Taikong has rendered them sterile so that they cannot breed should pet owners decide to pull a Finding Nemo on them. Of course, sterile fish are also good business since pet owners will have to buy replacements from the company. Taikong plans to offer glow-in-the-dark red and green-and-red versions soon. Naturally, the ever objective, fair and balanced CNN couldn't resist the anti-biotech epithet "Frankenfish" in referring to these pet fish. Taikong hopes to offer the fish in the US later this year, so plan to cross activist picket lines to purchase little Suzy her new pet.
[Thanks to uberyoyo for the link.]