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Glow in the dark Cats

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Gwyneth Choo

on 5 March 2013

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Transcript of Glow in the dark Cats

Glow in the dark Cats Reasons for Creation To enable scientists to artificially create animals with human genetic diseases. They can then use those cats to test and experiment on in hope of finding a cure for AIDs and other diseases. Technologies Involved
Scientists inserted genes into unfertilized cat eggs.
They made red fluorescent protein.
Then they put the gene-altered nuclei into the eggs, which were implanted back into the donor cats. Pros Ability to engineer animals with fluorescent proteins. Provides a capability to see if AIDS protection genes can work at the whole animal level. It could help the treatment in cats as much as people. Cons Unknown side effects May not work on humans It will be a waste of cats and money. Is it ethical to harm animals for the sake of humans? These experiments conducted on animals are so painful and damaging that no one would ever do them on humans. Most of the animals were also
not given any anesthesia for pain and fear, which is extremely inhuman and
unethical. Bioethical
Issues Future Scope Seeing the cats glow in the dark helps the researchers know that the genetic engineering was successful. The team hopes that this will protect the cats and eventually humans from FIV. http://www.aspca.org/aspcakids/real-issues/animal-testing.aspx
http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/photos/12-bizarre-examples-of-genetic-engineering/glow-in-the-dark-c IMP CT Impact on Mankind Health workers Death
rate Demand
care Hospitals
less occupied Hospital expenditure
Africa Healthcare
professionals African countries more able to attract industries that depend on low-cost labour Impact on Economy Cost of HIV treatment Poor households coping with HIV/
AIDS Money spent on AIDS patients in Africa Government income and tax revenues Impact on Environment Widespread
death in
cats Depletion
of resources Done By:
Klara Chew (8)
Claire Tan (10)
Gwyneth Choo (12)
Natalie Han (13)
Daryl Wang (27) Glow in the
dark Cats
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