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Cloned glow-in-the-dark rabbits created

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:07 PM

Scientists have cloned a colony of rabbits that glow bright green in the dark, in an attempt to advance research into treatments for life-threatening illnesses.

Researchers based in Hawaii and Turkey produced a litter of eight rabbits, two of which glow green in the dark.

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:13 PM

oh wow dont know weather to be disgusted or amazed


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:28 PM

Well, at least they should be safe crossing the road at night.


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:41 PM

View PostEldorado, on 12 August 2013 - 02:28 PM, said:

Well, at least they should be safe crossing the road at night.
lol your the best man you make me crack easy lol


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Posted 12 August 2013 - 07:55 PM

Well they did glow in the dark cats a few years ago

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:31 PM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 12 August 2013 - 07:55 PM, said:

Well they did glow in the dark cats a few years ago
lol what is the point of a glow in the dark cat and rabbit? just because they could?


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 12:06 PM

It's not easy, glowing green (with apologies to Kermit the Frog).

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 12:12 PM

Can you imagine... Late at night - very dark... There is a noise from outside so you peek out a window... and you see several brightly glowing green .... THINGS
moving about?....


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Posted 13 August 2013 - 12:36 PM

View PostTaun, on 13 August 2013 - 12:12 PM, said:

Can you imagine... Late at night - very dark... There is a noise from outside so you peek out a window... and you see several brightly glowing green .... THINGS
moving about?....

Especially if it turns out to be guys wearing glow in the dark condoms!


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 12:31 PM

View Postkannin, on 12 August 2013 - 08:31 PM, said:

lol what is the point of a glow in the dark cat and rabbit? just because they could?

They made the cat first, just in case the rabbits escaped!

The list of "glow-in-the-dark" or more precisely fluorescent (glowing under ultra-violet light) critters seems to be an ever expanding one. Zebra Danios (in several colors), Black Skirt Tetras (also in several colors), Tiger Barbs, I think I saw some GMO Freshwater Angelfish recently, mice, cats, pigs, monkeys (?, uncertain) and now rabbits, and probably others I have missed.

I sort of have a love/hate relationship with this. I love brightly colored aquarium fish, and this being on a genetic level is not like "tattooed" fish like mollies or "painted" Indian Glassfish; injecting dye into these animals kills many of them and seems extremely cruel. Since they are tropical by nature, these fish have little chance of "escaping" into more temperate climates, so their modifications should stay within the confines of the lab and home aquaria. I also talked to a fish breeder who said this "glow" will breed true, but only for a few generations, then they revert back to their original color (referring to the Tetras). That seems counterintuitive, but then I have not tried to breed them.

What may have started as useful bioassay animals like the Danios, seems to be finding its niche as "boutique" pets, and expensive ones at that. Seems a shame we can't be happy with the way these animals exist in the wild.


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 12:33 PM

View PostEldorado, on 13 August 2013 - 12:36 PM, said:

Especially if it turns out to be guys wearing glow in the dark condoms!

And that's why you keep a "glow-in-the-dark" LASER scope on your weapon of choice!


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:39 PM

Well, I guess if this is somehow being done to further an understanding that can benefit humans with disease, I'm all for it.


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 09:49 PM

Seems so unnecessary and pointless.  Just kind of mean.


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 01:40 AM

rotfl
My relative: "Hey honey, I cant sleep. Why Not? Because you're glowing the dark!"

dog to cat: If I shook you up like a glow stick will you glow?
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Posted 18 August 2013 - 01:42 AM

In other words: How is this actually helping humans? (or animals for that matter?)

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