Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Glow, Kitty, Glow

Scientists at Gyeongsang National University in South Korea have cloned three Turkish angora cats that have a very unique characteristic. They are fluorescent. These cats glow in the dark when an ultraviolet light hits them. While this may make finding them in the dark a little easier for the owners, researcher Kong Il-keun says there is a much different reason for the research. He says the real reason the cats were created is because the technology can be used to clone animals that are suffering the same diseases as humans. Stem cell treatment research will also be enhanced by the experiments.

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