Scientists in Istanbul are pleased with the success of their latest scientific achievement: glowing green rabbits.
Two rabbits born from a litter of eight at the University of Istanbul proved again that genetic manipulation is possible prior to birth.
The unique coloration was achieved by injecting the DNA of jellyfish into a female rabbit’s embryos and then reinserting them into her womb.
The experiment is part of a joint scientific effort between Turkey and Hawaii.
The glowing represents nothing more than a marker that indicates the genetic process works.
This isn’t the first time such an approach has been taken, either: cockroaches and cats have been made to glow through similar methods, as well as fish, sheep, and monkeys.
Scientists are interested in the process since they hope it will provide answers on how to utilize genetic manipulation when producing medicines to combat disease.
Stefan Moisyadi, an associate professor with the University of Hawaii who is involved in the project, explained the scientific goals behind the process to The Guardian.