Now, cats that glow in the dark

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PostFri Oct 21, 2011 1:13 pm » by Noentry


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U.S. scientists have developed a strain of green-glowing cats with cells that resist infection from a virus that causes feline AIDS, a finding that may help prevent the disease in cats and advance AIDS research in people. (Reuters Photo)
LONDON: Scientists in New York have created cats that glow green in the dark, a media report said Monday.

A gene from a fluorescent jellyfish was inserted into the DNA of female cats. They have since given birth to "luminous" kittens, The Sun reported.

When placed under blue light, the fur, claws and whiskers of the animals emit a green glow.

American researchers earlier used the glowing gene to track a protein found in macaque monkeys that stopped AIDS from developing in their bodies.

The protein was later inserted in the cats' DNA.

It was found that the cats became resistant to Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV), the version of HIV that affects cats.

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PostFri Oct 21, 2011 1:17 pm » by Noentry


South Korean scientists have created a dog that glows fluorescent green under ultraviolet light after antibiotic drugs are put in its food.

The dog named Tagon - a two-year-old Beagle - was cloned using the same cell technology used to make the world's first cloned dog, Snuppy, in 2005, The Sun reported.

Researcher Lee Byeong-chun of Seoul National University said: "The creation of Tagon opens new horizons since the gene injected to make the dog glow can be substituted with genes that trigger fatal human diseases."

Dogs were chosen for the 1.8 million-pound project because they have 268 illnesses in common with humans, according to science journal Genesis, which published the discovery.

This is, however, not the first glow-in-the-dark creature. American scientists reportedly made a fluorescent cat called "Mr Green Genes" three years ago.

By introducing a fluorescence protein into the cat's DNA, mucus in the cat's nose, eyes and ears made them look green.

so when I walk my dog ,where ever I am I will see where I am going :lol:
"The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority.
The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority.
The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking."
A. A. Milne



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