Source Pravda.Ru

Glow-in-the-dark rabbits see the light

Scientists have created glow-in-the-dark rabbits as part of an effort to help improve drugs that could cure life-threatening illnesses, reports Auto World News.

The embryos of the two green rabbits were injected with a fluorescent protein from jellyfish DNA, giving them the "glowing gene" that makes them green under a blacklight. The glowing effect is just to show that the genetic manipulation technique works, and in future experiments, researchers could inject beneficial DNA into the rabbits so that they might be used to produce medicine, according to Gizmodo.

But the bunnies don't glow all the time. In daylight, the bunnies (which the researchers say are perfectly healthy) look typical: white, with compact little bodies. But, under ultraviolet light, the modified bunnies glow a Frankenstein green as they nuzzle each other, push around newspaper cuttings, and do other normal bunny things, says Alaska Dispatch.