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    Talking Glowing cats cloned in South Korea

    Cats that glow in the dark? That's what researchers in animal cloning at Gyeongsang National University, in Jinju, South Korea announced this week. As the photos demonstrate, a cat possessing red fluorescence protein, "RFP" glows in the dark when it is exposed to ultraviolet light.

    The team, led by animal cloning expert Kong Il-keun, announced Wednesday that they had cloned the two RFP cats for the first time in the world.

    The scientists involved in this South Korean program created the glowing cats by manipulating a fluorescent protein gene. It is a procedure that could eventually lead to treatments for human genetic diseases according to researchers.

    They say the glow in the dark aspect is a side effect that happens when the cloned cats are exposed to ultraviolet beams.

    So far, Kong Il-keun's team of a cloning experts at Gyeongsang National University have produced three cats that possess altered fluorescence protein genes, the South Korean Ministry of Science and Technology reported.

    The cats were born in January and February. One was stillborn, but two grew to become adult Turkish Angoras weighing about six and a half pounds. Ministry of Science and Technology officials say "It marked the first time in the world that cats with RFP genes have been cloned."

    They say the new technology can also help in the development of stem cell treatments. Cats share more than 250 kinds of genetic diseases that affect humans.


    The technology may also help clone endangered animals like tigers, leopards and wildcats.

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    Dec-14-2007 09:37
    Glowing Cats in Korea Could Advance Stem Cell Treatments
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    Its all fine until you take your chinese food outside at night...
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    I call BS. That's just a side effect of North Korea's nuclear program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by countybear View Post
    I call BS. That's just a side effect of North Korea's nuclear program.

    Heck, most of Jersey has been doing it for years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by conalabu View Post
    Heck, most of Jersey has been doing it for years.

    that explains Beans and Buttercup
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    Attempting to cure diseases my ass... you know these brilliant scientists were just sitting around one day saying "hey, you think we could make a cat glow in the dark?".... "no, I'll bet you $50 you can't"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coloradocop View Post
    Attempting to cure diseases my ass... you know these brilliant scientists were just sitting around one day saying "hey, you think we could make a cat glow in the dark?".... "no, I'll bet you $50 you can't"...
    agreed, 100%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coloradocop View Post
    Attempting to cure diseases my ass... you know these brilliant scientists were just sitting around one day saying "hey, you think we could make a cat glow in the dark?".... "no, I'll bet you $50 you can't"...

    If this had happened in Tn it would have started with "Hey Y'all....watch This!!!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Resident Smart Ass View Post
    that explains Beans and Buttercup

    Hey!!! That goes for you too, you know!




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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Hey!!! That goes for you too, you know!

    ummm negative..I will always be a New Yawker!
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    As if cats wern't allready annoying enough, now they glow in the dark too?
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    Ummmm, what if I don't like thumbs in my butt?

 

 

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