In a peculiar experiment, a science team has produced a colony of rabbits that glow green in low light.
The research produced a colony of eight rabbits of which two glow a distinct fluorescent green color. The unusual feature was achieved by injecting a fluorescent protein taken from jellyfish DNA in to the embryos as part of an experiment to introduce beneficial genes in to animals. The research is ultimately aimed at finding new ways to treat life-threatening illnesses in humans.
"[For] patients who suffer from hemophilia and they need the blood clotting enzymes in their blood, we can make those enzymes a lot cheaper in animals with barrier reactives rather than a factory that will cost billions of dollars to build," said biogenesis researcher Dr. Stefan Moisyadi.
"Dr Moisyadi said the animals are not affected by the fluorescent protein and will have the same life span as other rabbits."
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