Um. This is real??
In an effort to fight the increasing number of feline AIDS cases, Mayo Clinic researchers added rhesus macaque (monkeys!) and jellyfish genes into unfertilized cat eggs. And then this happened: Cats that glow in the dark who are also completely resistant to the AIDS virus!
“We want to see if we can protect the domestic cat against its AIDS virus, if we can protect any species, eventually including ours, against its own AIDS virus,” Researcher Eric Poeschla told Jezebel.
Apparently the cuddle monsters glow under only a specific type of light (to make sure the gene is at work), but I’m sure it wouldn’t be too expensive to outfit your entire apartment with those bulbs.