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Glow in the dark cats help AIDS research

September 12, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Some cats that glow in the dark may offer a glimmer of hope in the fight against AIDS.

Scientists have developed the strain of green-glowing cats with cells that resist infection from a virus that causes AIDS in felines.

The study, published in the journal Nature Methods, involved inserting monkey genes into feline eggs.

Jellyfish genes were also inserted so the altered genes would be easy to spot.

Researchers say the study may help prevent the disease in cats and help advance AIDS research in people.