Glow kitties

Cats light up when an experiment is successful

By Stephen Ornes, 16:30 PM September 28, 2011


Just in time for Halloween, a team of scientists has introduced a new breed of kittens that glow in the dark. They’re cute, cuddly and bright, with fur that shines yellow-green when you turn off the light. But like the bag you carry around for trick-or-treating, it’s what’s inside these cats that counts. The researchers are testing a way to fight a disease that infects cats all over the world, and the kittens’ spooky glow shows that the test is working.

The disease is called Feline Immuno...

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