Scientists genetically engineer rabbits to glow in the dark

The Liberty Beat

BY: Derrick Broze

Scientists at the University of Hawaii and two universities in Turkey have genetically engineered two baby bunnies to glow under blacklight. The glowing is a result of injection of  a fluorescent protein culled from jellyfish DNA into the embryos.The researchers hope to eventually collect beneficial gene products in protein form through the milk of genetically modified female rabbits in an effort to create an efficient method for medicine production. The scientists say that other than the glowing the bunnies are unharmed and should lead normal lives.

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