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Friday, October 24, 2008

a radiantly catful post

Yes, today is the day we draw three names to be the lucky cat book winners - announcement on Halloween.

Today there's buzz about a kitty name of Mr. Green Genes, who was specially bred to glow under ultraviolet light. He's proof that a gene could be introduced harmlessly into a cat's genetic sequence - a first step down the path to gene therapy.

Green Genes was bred by the Audubon Center for Research of Endangered Species in New Orleans, LA. He's the latest (and in a way the most showy!) in a line of interesting breeding accomplishments there. When you visit their website you may feast your eyes on such rare wonders as test-tube caracals and domestic cats acting as surrogate mothers for frozen wildcat embryos. And wild kitty clones. Hooray for more wild kitties.

Oh and if you're in SE Portland OR, do I have the winter roommate for you - stay tuned.

2 comments:

Fin said...

A glow in the dark kitty seems odd. We are not sure how we feel about this. Thanks for stopping by.

Whicky Wuudler said...

Call me a miserable old purist, but I do not want humans messing with cat genes. If I glowed in the dark the mice would see me coming. Which would be no good at all.