Now, cats that glow in the dark

September 12th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS  

London, Sep 12 (IANS) 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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