In 2004, South Korean scientist Hwang Woo Suk was honoured by Time Magazine in the annual list of People who Mattered, in recognition of his work to clone a human being. According to Time Magazine, “Hwang has already proved that human cloning is no longer science fiction, but a fact of life”. Well as it turned out in 2006, Hwang’s work was fabricated and he now stands-trial on charges of fraud and embezzlement.
Recovering from this setback, South Korean scientists are now at it again, this time cloning cats by manipulating a fluorescent protein gene.
However as a side-effect, the cloned cats glow in the dark when exposed to ultraviolet beams… Remember going to Disco and pulling out your credit card under the pink lights?