Top 7 Genetically Modified Animals

Top 7 freakish genetically modified animals

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Sudden death mosquito
Dengue fever is mosquito born virus that causes 2.3 million infections and 25,000 deaths per year worldwide
As there is not cure yet, to deal with this option scientists have created what are called “sudden-death” genetically modified mosquitos which are released in the wild and breed with the indigenous mosquito population.
These then pass the special gene to their offspring. This gene means that the baby mosquitoes die before they themselves could breed and thus Reducing the number of mosquitos that could go on to infect people.

Glow-in-the-Dark Cats
The glow-in-the-dark cat was developed as a way to fight feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), which is related to HIV and typically affects feral cats. In 2011 American and Japanese scientists inserted genes in cats to help resist FIV.
In order to mark the cells more easily, they also inserted a green fluorescent protein and both genes transferred to feline eggs.
This let the scientists examine how this resistant gene developed within the cats by examination under a microscope. The modified cats are always normal during the day, but sometimes glow at night.

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