An international team at Oxford have been taking jellyfish genes and injecting them into the testicles of innocent hamsters. Result? Glow-in-the-dark hamster spunk.
There is nothing to say whether any progeny have resulted from this or what effect it has on them, but I think any would beat the hell out of those luminous airfix models of The Hulk or Godzilla that used to adorn boys' bedrooms. There must be some, at some stage of development or other, because the whole point of the exercise is to be able to work out how sperm irregularities affect conception. Not the irregularity of being luminous green; obviously.
Strange - when the Simpsons (normally a piercing condemnation of political trends) produced the three-eyed fish (which they then cheerfully ate for lunch - more parody) from the irradiated river waters surrounding Burns' power station, it never occurred to me that somewhere along the Thames, men in white coats with long hypodermics would be contriving something much the same. Even Gremlins II assumed that kind of science would only go on behind closed doors courtesy of a bumbling multimillionaire.