Oh how useful, can we do it to possums and deer?

Scientists in Turkey have produced glowing green rabbits that light up in the dark.

I can see how this would be incredibly useful, especially for possums, deer and goats.

Researchers in Hawaii and Istanbul say they’re giddy with excitement after using genetic engineering to create a pair of glow-in-the-dark bunnies.

The Turkish scientists used a technique developed at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa to inject flourescent protein from jellyfish DNA into a mother rabbit’s embryo in a lab.

The embryo was then reinserted into the mommy rabbit and – voilà – when the litter of eight bunnies were born at the University of Istanbul earlier this month, two glowed a vivid green under black light.

It’s not the first time a glow-in-the-dark rabbit has been created, but the scientists say it’s the first time this technique was used and it showed a greater rate of success than past attempts.

“Our colleagues in Turkey have been so excited by the birth of the transgenic rabbits – and that excitement has spread to the public through news coverage on Turkish television,” said University of Hawai’i associate professor Stefan Moisyadi.


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  • Col

    Bullshit they got that Jelly from that Nuk plant in Russia.

  • Col

    How about a glow in the dark Condom.

    • andrew carrot

      You can get those online – pink, yellow or green.

      • Col

        Not my colours mate. I want a Hone condom, because that fucks everything.
        I see he is blaming National for his fuck ups in the north.

    • Steve (North Shore)

      Erotica Expo Aug 30th. You choose the colour you like best

      • Col

        No I want a Hone because that fucks everything.

  • Marty

    I’m all for it as long as they don’t light up the fuckers in light blue or orange. Then I’d be scared to go out in my orange vest and blue cap.