Monday, 12 September 2011

Glowing Cats

If you met one of these creatures on a dark night you could be forgiven for wondering whether the gates of hell had been opened (even if you don't actually believe in the concept of hell).

It seems that that genetic research to find a cure for AIDS has succeeded in producing glowing cats!

The spooky-looking moggies had their DNA modified with a gene from a fluorescent jellyfish. Placed under blue light, their fur, claws and whiskers emit an eerie green glow.

The purpose of the study was to show how a natural protein that prevents macaque monkeys developing Aids can do the same in cats.  Read on

OK, so it would have to be a dark night bathed in blue light, but the concept was too good to waste.

Small note: Thanks to Liz for the link.

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