Bunnies and other animals that glow in the dark

When a litter of bunnies was born in Istanbul, scientists were pleased.Two of the bunnies have been successfully genetically engineered to glow in the dark.

These are not the first glow-in-the-dark rabbits: In 2000, artist Eduardo Kac commissioned a French lab to create for him a luminescent rabbit.

Since then, engineering animals to glow – cats, dogs, fish, sheep, pigs, and monkeys have all been made to do so – has been less an artistic endeavor, and more a burgeoning frontier in genetic research. Scientists say that the glow is tangible evidence that one animal can be made to accept and use the genes of another. And that, they say, is a sign that it might be possible to use similar advanced techniques to treat genetic diseases.

Read the full, original story here: Bunnies glow green in the dark, join lots of other glowing animals

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