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14 Δεκ 2012 (πριν από 4 χρόνια και 6 μήνες)

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Genetic Engineering: “Neon”
Cats

By: Sarah Schultz

Basic Facts about the “Neon” Cats


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


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
HIV,
the luminescent cats could shed light on
treatments for both diseases
.”


It could actually cure the AIDS disease in the
Feline world

http://www.zimwiz.com/albums/cute
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cats/glow_in_the_dark_cats.jpg

http://www.enlineadirecta.info/fotos/Gato.jpg

http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/edit
ors/27153/