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    this ain't real right?





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    This could mean an end to tripping over cats at 3am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JL.Alfaro View Post
    this ain't real right?
    It's possible it's a hoax, since Korea's claims to human cloning are under scrutiny, but I dunno, we've cloned glowing rabbits, why not add a glowing predator to the list?

    In the meantime, sign me up for one raver kitteh.

    Glow in the dark cats...

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    That last picture is awesome. I want a fire elemental cat!

    I give the internet half an hour before one of these pictures gets a lolcat caption, if it hasn't happened already.



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    holy shit those pictures are freaky. There is no way in hell i would want to have a cat STARING at me with his freakish glowing face in the dark!

    burn it! BURN IT WITH FIRE!

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    Oh god, someone call Ilaekae.

    I doubt they're really glowing, if they produced light wouldn't they be lit more evenly?

    Edit: That comment was regarding the green cat, it looks like someone's just shining a green light on it. The other cat though look more plausable.
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    The green cat hasn't got me convinced, but the red one looks interesting. Can't think why anyone would want a cat that glows in the dark, though. Maybe to make it easier when you're trying to get it in from the garden during the small hours.

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    heahahahehehehehehaahaehehehehehe, eh....goooo science!
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    NOOOO!!!
    NOW THE CATS CAN'T HUNT AT NIGHT!!!
    Sacrilege!
    Those scientists must be punish!!!
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    If it's true they must have cloned them at least one or two years ago, since those two cats are pretty much fully grown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sepulverture View Post
    Oh god, someone call Ilaekae.

    I doubt they're really glowing, if they produced light wouldn't they be lit more evenly?

    Edit: That comment was regarding the green cat, it looks like someone's just shining a green light on it. The other cat though look more plausable.
    GFP (green fluorescent protein) is isolated from jellyfish which glow in the dark.
    It has been discovered quite a while ago too, If I'm not mistaken. Has been a major breakthrough for many branches of science also, and its still used.

    Now I'm not a physicist, and I'm not sure how the protein actually emits light, but it sure does glow in the dark ^_^

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    Technically they could do it but it looks fake to me.
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    thats just...friggin awesome...If thats real...fucking glowing cats....Wher can I get mine?

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    Actually, just to clarify - the green cat is not a glowing cat! An ultra-violet light is being shined on two cats, one is normal and the other has a mutated gene in which its skin will glow red under UV light. That's why there are varying intensities on the red cat versus the green, it depends on how much bare skin is showing. If you shaved that thing you would end up with a feline road flare.

    C'mon guys, read the article! It's all there!

    And Eric, it was actually because of ICHC that I found the article Boo yah!

    Glow in the dark cats...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steph Laberis View Post

    C'mon guys, read the article! It's all there!
    You're asking too much of the world .

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    Yeah the pictures look as convincing as the latest Chinese space flight ones.

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    Good god people, read the article. Its not a hoax.

    Besides, its pretty sensationalized too, they only glow under direct UV light. So no glowing kitties by your bedside.

    So why did they make them? Thats pretty easy too. Studying genetic manipulation. Why glowing cats? Well its pretty easy to test that they got it working.

    The ability to produce cloned cats with the manipulated genes is significant as it could be used for developing treatments for genetic diseases and for reproducing model (cloned) animals suffering from the same diseases as humans.”

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    It would be cool if they could some how integrate this concept with tattooing/body art. Natural glowy tattoos would be much better than using inks. Also making skin cells appear much darker than the rest of your skin. Then you could go to a few gene therapy sessions instead of a tattoo palor.
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    Soon my plans for world domination will come true. My Amazon dinosaur women will take over the world!!!! Muahahahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckWeisel View Post
    It would be cool if they could some how integrate this concept with tattooing/body art. Natural glowy tattoos would be much better than using inks. Also making skin cells appear much darker than the rest of your skin. Then you could go to a few gene therapy sessions instead of a tattoo palor.
    I think cosmetic/fashion uses of genetic therapies are inevitable. Just look at the extremes of "legitmate" (HA!) plastic surgery on one hand and body modification on the other. The 21st century is going to be a veeeeery interesting time to live in.

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    A glow in the dark cat! I FOUND MY NEXT MUSE!

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    Discusting and pointless. It'd be nice if scientists could spend their time finding a cure for cancer rather than making glow in the dark cats, but clearly that's too much to ask.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shantih View Post
    Discusting and pointless. It'd be nice if scientists could spend their time finding a cure for cancer rather than making glow in the dark cats, but clearly that's too much to ask.
    The point is that they use something easily detectable, such as a glowing gene, to track if their cloning methods are working. Ultimately the goal is to be able to create and clone "model" animals that have similar afflictions to humans to be able to find cures for various diseases... like cancer.

    Did I mention to READ THE ARTICLE?

    "The ability to produce cloned cats with the manipulated genes is significant as it could be used for developing treatments for genetic diseases and for reproducing model (cloned) animals suffering from the same diseases as humans.”
    Why do I smell an ethics in animal testing thread a-brewin'?

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    I've read a couple of articles on it today already (very boring train journeys). I'm anti animal testing so it still doesn't impress me much. The actual use of it all seems to be an afterthought more than anything, they're still too pleased about having made a raver kitty.

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    OOH OOH, ANIMAL TESTING.

    It's a nasty thing, but if people say they're anti-animal testing but still wear leather shoes I instantly dismiss them; so however nasty it is if you're against it, be entirely against it. My answer: If you're anti animal testing then don't use the medicine, simple as.

    I think it's a horrible thing, but rather a rabbit than me, to be honest.
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    I don't wear leather shoes =D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shantih View Post
    Discusting and pointless.
    Ignorant and judgmental.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shantih View Post
    I've read a couple of articles on it today already (very boring train journeys). I'm anti animal testing so it still doesn't impress me much. The actual use of it all seems to be an afterthought more than anything, the news media is impressed with the raver kitty.
    Fixed that for you.

    What do you think the majority people want to hear about? Boring scientific elaboration or RAVER KITTIES?

    I'm sure the science journal article about this will have a slightly different focus.

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