Genetic Engineering.pptx


14 Δεκ 2012 (πριν από 5 χρόνια και 5 μήνες)

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Genetic Engineering: “Neon”

By: Sarah Schultz

Basic Facts about the “Neon” Cats

Invented by Mayo Clinic doctors so that cats
would be FIV protected (HIV disease for

They glow a neon green and orange.

The cats carry a gene that makes them glow
green; but blocks the disease.

What’s so important?

According to Discovery News, “This technique
is not a direct treatment for FIV, HIV, or AIDS,
it will help researchers understand how the
proteins known as restriction factors can be
used in gene therapy
. Since FIV is similar to
the luminescent cats could shed light on
treatments for both diseases

It could actually cure the AIDS disease in the
Feline world