Wednesday, January 9, 2008

South Koreans Clone Cats that Glow

There are lots of fancy glow-in-the-dark novelty items out there. Somehow, the popularity of these curious products may have inspired scientists to genetically engineer plants like tobacco to glow in the dark. Some rabbits were also successfully made to glow in the dark. Now, scientists in Korea have bioengineered, and cloned, cats that glow when exposed to ultraviolet light. What good are these cats for? Well, they can be used for research on inherited diseases, for one thing. But use your imagination a bit and you can come up with some practical use for them, I'm sure. If you have ideas, you can include your comments.

Jump to Macrocosm Magbook for a related post and an illustration of a roomful of glowing cats.

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