Glow-in-the-Dark Cats Could Make For a Unique Home Lighting Solution

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Scientists at the Gyeongsang National University in South Korea have cloned cats that have the ability to glow-in-the dark when exposed to ultraviolet light. By inserting a virus into the skin cells of a mother cat and placing those contaminated cells into the womb, scientists were able to prove that it was possible to clone an animal with a manipulated gene. Apparently, this development could allow for a better understanding of human genetic diseases in the future. But what about the benefits of glowing cats?

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If you ask me, cats that could truly glow-in-the-dark would make for an unique and styilsh night-light. And, much like the new Litrospheres, they last for about 12 years. The only downside is that the latter requires no power source while cats require a steady diet. Still, the crazy cat lady down the street could have the most power efficient house in town. [InventorSpot]

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The cats are only able to glow when subjected to a certain frequency of light. A frequency that's probably not used in an everyday light spectrum, so I'm sure the cats will not experience any difference in life style other than having genetically modified genes making them more prone to unstable RNA replications leading to various forms of cancer.