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Genetic Clones With Skin that Glows

Scientists have genetically cloned kitties to make them glow in the dark. In short, the researchers have developed a methodology for harnessing florescent protein in the skin. And they glow Red under ultraviolet light! Cool Kitty. The experiment has a good cause: to deal with genetic diseases in animals and humans.

The Korean Times notes, "A Gyeongsang National University team said they have succeeded in cloning cats after modifying a gene to change their skin color. Because of the red fluorescence protein in their skin cells, the three Turkish Angola kittens look reddish under ultraviolet light, the researchers said. The red cloned cat research is expected to be utilized in dealing with certain genetic diseases in animals and humans. It will also help reproduce rare animals, such as tigers and wildcats, which are on the verge of extinction, the team said."