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Fluorescent Cats

150_glowcatsNeatorama has posted several stories about animals that produce fluorescent proteins after gene splicing. Now South Korean scientists have produced cloned cats that produce RFP (Red Fluorescent Protein). The cats glow in the dark when exposed to ultraviolet rays! Three such cats were cloned, and two of the Turkish Angoras have survived to adulthood. Link -via Metafilter

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They are taking orders for fluorescent cats over at fluorescentcats.com. I tried to reserve one but their comment button was disabled. Hmm. How Perrrrfect.

I want one...I'll name it Rave
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Easy there swallowtail, I think Rose meant that like "We don't need another reason to experiment on animals." This is a little disturbing & really unnecessary.
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