Friday, 14 December 2007

Glow in the dark cat

South Korean scientists have developed cats that glow in the dark!

Oh... so wrong...

The scientists cloned Turkish Angora cats and have manipulated a fluorescent protein gene in the procedure developing a cat that glows a dull red when exposed to ultraviolet beams. It is said that this study could help develop treatments for genetic diseases in both humans and animals.

Hmm... glow in the dark... human stem cell research... hapless kittens...

Oh, all this science talk is making my head spin. I'm still stuck on the ethical part of the experiment!

Further reading
Yahoo! News
The Korea Times


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8 Comments:

Pully said...
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polynasian said...

Oh why did they do that? Well, at least you know the cats wont be afraid of the dark. ^_^

Liz said...

Oh no, poor kittens! I apologise for all mankind...we can be so daft sometimes.

ladida said...

poor kitties, but it's for developing treatment for genetic diseases (cancers, autisms, diabetes, down syndrome, etc) o.O ..anywayz, hate to get off topic but have u guys ever watched "Friends"? This article reminds me of that one particular episode where Ross (David Schwimmer) bleaches his teeth for a date..the only problem is that they glow in the dark. It was so hilarious!!

Orchid said...

If the cats glow in the dark, then when you switch off all the lights at night, you will not accidentally step on your pet!

Orchid said...

Ladida...i did not catch that episode of Friends, where Ross' teeth glowed in the dark. =) Sounds hilarious though!

hanie said...

gosh... i prefer the normal cat..thank you..
it scare me just looking at the pic.. *shiver*

DeB! said...

I thought it wasn't a cat in the dark but a bat instead. D: *slaps self*

 

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