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Glow-in-the-dark kittens are science's latest weapon in the war against HIV. The cats, bred at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, are resistant to feline AIDS, glow unearthly green under UV light and are an important step towards disrupting the mechanism by which HIV destroys the human immune system. Feline immunodeficiency virus ( …

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Happy

Hmmm. I suspect the work of Sheldon Cooper lies behind this. How long before these are available as pets? (And how freaky would it be to wake up in the middle of the night to find a glowing cat silently watching/judging you?)

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I want one...

The glow in the dark cat not FIV.

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Coat

The future holds..

.. the fact that if you met a girl (or guy) in a club and their flesh glows "an unearthly green" under the UV light, there's no chance of ever contracting HIV from this person... weird..

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Happy

Hmmm.....

Of course, you'd have to ask the girl if her pussy was green as well.....

I MEANT CAT! You've all got dirty minds......

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Pint

Judging By Star Trek...

...green girls are hot.

And, after a few beers, they're all green.

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re: the future holds...

...the fact that anyone whose flesh glows an unearthly green under UV light would be the most popular person at a rave.

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Mushroom

Local mice in the area rejoice and submit a new LOLCat

On a serious note, I await the wash of PETA organised hate against this company. An organisation that furthers the cause and reduces suffering of animals...by increasing suffering in humans... :D

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"Curing FIV? YOU MONSTERS!!"

Yeah, actually, I can see that...

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Well...

Given the statement, "there are no immediate applications for HIV sufferers", PETA might well have something to say about it.

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"there are no immediate applications for HIV sufferers"

"...unless they have quite a lot of money and fancy a glow in the dark cat"

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The ultimate clubbers body modification, Green UV glow in the dark skin

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Mushroom

LOLcats overload?

Glowing kittehz AND an STD? I predict 4chan will melt.

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Someone call Eli Roth

The scene - A poorly lit bedroom late at night. A frightened child is being tucked into bed by someone who looks far too young to be the child's mother but hey, that's hollywood casting for you.

Child: Mummy, I'm scared. Another kid went missing at school today. Are the monsters getting them?

Mummy: Don't be scared, there's no such thing as monsters.

Child: Ok mummy. Thank you for plugging in my nightlight.

Mummy: (raising a curious plastic object with a plug)....I haven't plugged it in yet....

Mummy and daughter look at each other.

*rrrrrooowwwwwwwwrrrrl*

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The Dong!--the Dong!

So in future, before we have sex with someone we'll have to see if they glow in the dark?

Maybe Edward Lear was right all along, and I thought luminous *condoms* were weird.

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Also available in other colours.

Green coat, what else?!

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Sheldon Cooper and his glow-in-the-dark Goldfish now looking worried

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Coat

This is where David Cameron and Co are missing a trick! They should be turning rioters and truants glow-in-the dark rather than taking their benefits away - much easier to spot on CCTV in future!! I blame the current Cabinet's lack of scientific background.

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Better than a bell for the nocturnal kitty...

No snoozing prey for you, my fluorescent-furry friend.

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I suspect

they didn't need the glow-in-the-dark gene for 'tracking' - they were just after the free publicity.

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glow in the dark sex

Read the article again. The people that glow won't get sick , it does not mean that wont have the disease .

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Devil

Should come in handy...

...looking for Pussy in the dark.

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"The Mayo Clinic explains that though there are no immediate applications for HIV sufferers"

Who cares! It's a glow in the dark cat FFS!

Don't they realise how many accidents caused by a late night trip to the toilet will be prevented by this invention?!

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Pint

Well, I don't know about curing deadly diseases...

...but I _do_ know that our little Minnie doesn't need to be able to glow in the dark to liven things up around _our_ house.

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Handy as an emergency light

But given the propensity of cats to wander, have those nice people at Bonsai Kitten started to market this option yet?

Its good for nature too, green power and all that.

In this case literally.

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Itz not eazy been greenz

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Pint

Hmmm

Does their vom glow in the dark too? One of life's nastiest surprises, midnight trip to the kitchen for a drink only to tread/slip on a fur-ball "cough-up", much shouting, spraying and cleaning done at 2am!

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Thanks for that...

Thanks for that lovely image, i've just had my dinner :p

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