Sunday, 16 December 2007



Red fluorescence glow Turkish Angola kitten under UV light? What will they think of next? Gyeongsang National University in Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea had released the picture and information about the cloning process used to modify the genes in a cat to create a red glow under UV light as in this article. A gene altered cat will glow in red where as a normal will be in green, as in the above photo.

The red cloned cat research is expected to be utilized in dealing with certain genetic diseases in animals and humans. It will also help reproduce rare animals, such as tigers and wildcats, which are on the verge of extinction, the team said.

This is done in the name of science. How ethical it is to have this kind of research on animals? How promising the research will be to really help mankind personally as well as preventing other animals from becoming extinct? Sometimes, I wonder whether it is wise to alter Mother Nature’s original creations. What are your views on this?

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