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paw: paw clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped.
pet: pet is a domesticated animal kept for companionship, a special loved one.

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"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it." ~ Abraham Lincoln "An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." ~ Martin Buber "Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France "In the beginning, God created man, but seeing him so feeble, He gave him the cat" ~ Warren Eckstein

Glow-in-the-dark cats help scientists for AIDS study

Scientists are now using a technique that produced genetically modified cats that might help human and feline medical research. According to a study, cats are like humans and also can develop AIDS. US researcher Eric Poeschla has produced a glowing cats by using a virus to carry a gene, called green fluorescent protein (GFP), into the eggs from which the animals eventually grew. GFP is originally found in jellyfish, which makes the cat glow green under ultraviolet light.

And this GFP isn't the only extra-species gene this cat is carrying, it's also carries a gene called TRIMCyp, which is originally found in monkeys. And for this it might help researchers to combat diseases like HIV/AIDS. According to Eric Poeschla, M.D, the best things about this biomedical research is that it is aimed at benefiting both human and feline health.


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