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The World’s 1st Glow-In-The-Dark Cat

November 4, 2008
Cats are ideal for this project because their genetic make-up is similar to that of humans.

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The World’s 1st Glow-In-The-Dark Cat

His eyes glow ghoulishly in the right light, just like any other cat’s – but so do his nostrils, gums and tongue.
Mr Green Genes of New Orleans in the U.S. is the country’s first ‘glow in the dark’ ginger tom.
In daylight he looks normal, but put him in a darkened room and switch on an ultraviolet light, and his face will beam out a bright green.
The six-month-old cat was created by scientists who are trying to combat a range of diseases such as cystic fibrosis.
They modified his DNA to see if a gene could be introduced harmlessly into an animal’s genetic sequence.

To track where the gene went, they decided to use one that glowed under ultraviolet light.
the gene that was added to Mr Genes has no effect on his health.
She said: ‘Cats are ideal for this project because their genetic make-up is similar to that of humans.
The long-term goal
a ‘knockout gene’ to combat the cystic fibrosis gene and other diseases.

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