University of Hawaii scientists working with staff from a university in Turkey have made some rabbits that glow in the dark.
We are used to seeing rabbits in a limited set of colors.
Now, University of Hawaii scientists working with staff from a university in Turkey have made some rabbits that glow in the dark.
The scientists spliced DNA from jellyfish into 8 bunny embryos, implanted them in the mother rabbit, and when they were born, 2 of them glowed.
According to reports, they’re pretty bright.
Said one of their creators, “their fur is beginning to grow and the greenness is shining right through their fur. It’s so intense.”
No adverse side effects like shortened lifespan are anticipated by the genetic alteration, the color only shows that the jellyfish protein splice took and is working.
They believe the procedure will prove to be immensely helpful in the development of medicines that come from animals.
If the technique proves to take in larger specimens, then it may be a means of significantly cutting medication production costs.
One of the scientists posits that making treatments for hemophiliacs would be a lot cheaper if the enzymes could be produced in animals instead of factories.
He also acknowledged that doing so in the US would be tricky, due to cultural oppositions to transgenic practices.