Thursday, December 13, 2007

Glowing Hellfire Demon Kitties Created in S. Korean Lab

First the glow-in-the-dark pigs, now this!
What is with the Asian obsession with creatures that can glow?

"South Korean scientists have cloned cats by manipulating a fluorescent protein gene, a procedure which could help develop treatments for human genetic diseases, officials said Wednesday. In a side-effect, the cloned cats glow in the dark when exposed to ultraviolet beams.

A team of scientists led by Kong Il-keun, a cloning expert at Gyeongsang National University, produced three cats possessing altered fluorescence protein (RFP) genes, the Ministry of Science and Technology said.
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"This technology can be applied to clone animals suffering from the same diseases as humans," the leading scientist, Kong, told AFP.

"It will also help develop stemcell treatments," he said, noting that cats have some 250 kinds of genetic diseases that affect humans, too.

The technology can also help clone endangered animals like tigers, leopards and wildcats, Kong said."

(Yeah right...admit it, you guys just dig the fact they GLOW!)

These things are just too damn creepy!



And in a related story of Asian scientists goofing around with nature, just because they can:
Scientists in Japan have succeeded in creating mutant mice with no fear of cats!!

Now this would have some interesting applications in humans...

4 Comments:

Blogger Cookie..... said...

Quite a concept...."Glowing Pussy's"....

12/13/2007 9:22 AM  
Blogger white trash republican said...

only you, Cookie...
only you...

12/13/2007 9:48 AM  
Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Well, I'd like one. I've tripped over too many invisible cats in the dark and nearly broke my neck.

12/14/2007 12:30 AM  
Blogger Chelle B. said...

This would be a great military technology, if only we could make the enemy glow.

Oh, wait, we already can! haha silly me... :P

Chelle B.
The Offended American

12/14/2007 5:17 PM  

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