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By Margaret Lyons in News on Dec 14, 2007 7:00PM

2007_12_14.icanhazbioluminescence.jpgYou know we love animal stories. But we're a tiny bit freaked out by glow-in-the-dark cats? Mah genetic manipulation! Let me show it to you! [video]

Scientists in South Korea say they've cloned Turkish Angora cats and added a gene that makes their skin glow red when under a UV light. According to the AP report, this means "other genes can also be inserted in the course of cloning."

Freaky deaky or hoax? Well, there are already glow in the dark pigs and mice, so maybe glowcat was the inevitable next creature. No, we have not forgotten about glo worm and his glo friends.

In other genetic engineering news, Japanese scientists have developed a race of mice that aren't afraid of cats.

2007_12_14.acatnameddingdongyouguys.jpgBut even a regular cat can light up your life (zing!). Just look at Ding Dong. She's available for adoption and is really cute.

Related, our favorite Onion headline ever: "Like Boxes Of Shit In Your House? Get A Cat."