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Green-glowing cats are new tool in AIDS research


Chicago — U.S. scientists have developed a strain of green-glowing cats with cells that resist infection from a virus that causes feline AIDS, a finding that may help prevent the disease in cats and advance AIDS research in people.

The scientists also inserted jellyfish genes that make the modified cells glow an eerie green color — making the altered genes easy to spot.

Tests on cells taken from the cats show they are resistant to feline immunodeficiency virus, or FIV, which causes AIDS in cats.

Read more about the testing.


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