12 Sep '11, 2am

Scientists Create Glowing Cats in Fight Against AIDS : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

As the quest for a cure to Aids continues to offer hope to millions suffering from one of the world's most devastating health epidemics, it's also producing some particularly peculiar sights along the way. Scientists studying how genetic engineering could help combat HIV infection have successfully birthed a litter of kittens spliced with virus-resilient DNA from a monkey, along with luminescent genes of a jellyfish -- producing cats that literally glow in the dark and that one day may help save countless lives. According to a report from the Mayo Clinic , the study's focus is on curing a form of feline Aids, which, if successful, could have wider implication on how the disease impacts humans as well. Mayo researchers inserted a protein from rhesus macaque monkeys that prevents Aids in that species, paired along with the genes of jellyfish which acts as a visual marker tha...

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