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Glow-In-The-Dark Rabbits Created By Turkish Researchers

5:51 PM, Aug 12, 2013   |    comments
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(USA Today)-- Scientists' latest bright idea? Bunnies that glow in the dark.

A Turkish lab used a technique developed at the University of Hawaii to breed a colony of rabbits that glow bright green in the dark, in what they say is an attempt to advance research into treatments for life-threatening genetic diseases.

The bunnies were created by injecting fluorescent protein from jellyfish DNA into a female rabbit's embryos. When the rabbit gave birth to a litter of eight bunnies, two of them glowed in the dark.

Scientists wanted to see if genetic material introduced through injection would actually become part of the litter's natural makeup. They say the rabbits are perfectly healthy.

To see the bunnies in full glow, check out the video above

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