Saturday, March 8, 2008

Glow In The Dark Cats

South Korean Scinetists have bred two Turkish Angora cats which glow red under ultra-violet light! The cats were cloned from their mothers altered fluorescence protein genes. Scientests say that their work could help unravel mysteries of some 250 genetic diseases suffered by both humans and cats. The findings also could be used to clone endangered tigers, leopards, and other animals. It's unlikely that psychedelic-looking cats will come to pet stores anytime soon. Debates about the ethics and safety of cloned animals continue to rage. I don't understand how making a cat glow in the dark can help solve 250 genetic diseases suffered by humans, but if so that's good news. I guess finding your cat at night would be alot eaiser if it glowed in the dark.

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