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Gene helps rabbits glow in the dark  

小兔胚胎植入水母基因 黑暗中变身荧光兔(图)

据台湾媒体报道,美国夏威夷大学和土耳其伊斯坦布尔大学近日合作研究,将8只小兔胚胎植入水母基因,当小兔出生后,其中有2只因此变成了荧光兔。 [查看全文]
2013-08-15 16:09 Xinhua Web Editor: Mo Hong'e
A rabbit glows in the dark. (Photo source: Taiwan media)

A rabbit glows in the dark. (Photo source: Taiwan media)

(ECNS) -- Two cloned rabbits that glow in the dark were bred by researchers from universities in Istanbul and Hawaii, according to Taiwan's media on Thursday.

The researchers said they had injected the glowing jellyfish gene into eight rabbit embryos, and inserted the altered embryos into the mother rabbit.s womb.

After the litter of eight rabbits were born, two of them glow green in the dark, but look no different from their siblings in daylight.

The researchers said the study can help improve treatments for genetic diseases.


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