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Cloned cats glow in the dark

December 23rd, 2007

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.

Red cat

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?

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