In what could be the cutest side effect since the birth of Liv Tyler, South Korean Scientist Kong Il-keun, has created a litter of glow in the dark kitties.
The two cats, possessing altered fluorescence protein (RFP) genes were cloned by the scientist in the hopes of finding treatments for genetic diseases, but when exposed to a blacklight, the Turkish Angoras emit a ghostly red glow. That certainly can’t help if a hungry kitty is trying to catch a mouse.
Although extremly cool on a novelty level, don’t go asking about them at your local pet store. At least not net. It’s very unlikely that you will be able to buy a glo-cat anytime soon as the debates on the ethics of genetic manipulation and cloning continue to boil all over the world. Not to mention that the cost of cat-cloning is anywhere from 30 to 50 thousand dollars.
However, unless you live in California where they are outlawed, glo-fish – the first genetically altered pet – are still available!