Korea's cloned kitties glow in the dark | HT Tech

Korea's cloned kitties glow in the dark

Scientists have cloned Turkish Angora cats with a red fluorescence protein which makes them emit an eerie glow when exposed to ultraviolet light.

By:REUTERS
| Updated on: Dec 15 2007, 14:36 IST

South Korean scientists have cloned Turkish Angora cats with a red fluorescence protein which makes them emit an eerie glow when exposed to ultraviolet light.

A team led by Kong Il-keun, an animal cloning expert at Gyeongsang National University, said the cats would be used for genetic research.

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The protein was produced by manipulating their genes. The cats themselves do not glow in the dark but their ears, nose and other places where fur cover is minimal shine a red colour reminiscent of kimchi, the fiery national pickle dish.

The cats were born earlier this year but the Science and Technology Ministry only published the results this week. Kong is a South Korean pioneer in cat cloning.

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South Korea, once a world leader in cloning and human embryonic stem cell studies, suffered a major setback in 2006 after two papers on human embryonic stem cells by once-acclaimed scientist Hwang Woo-suk were found to have been based on faked data.

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First Published Date: 15 Dec, 13:17 IST
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