Alba [Glowing rabbit]

Hemanth Sai
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Alba [Glowing rabbit]
1 Alba was an albino rabbit engineered by splicing the green fluorescent protein (GFP) of a jellyfish into her genome.
2 Eduardo Kac, the artist who created a flurry by making her a work of art
3 ‘Alba’ is a transgenic albino rabbit
4 She contains a jellyfish gene that makes her glow green when illuminated with the correct light.
5 Alba was created by French scientists who injected green fluorescent protein (GFP) of a Pacific Northwest jellyfish into the fertilized egg of an albino rabbit.
5.1 It was taken with an ultraviolet light and a yellow filter, which removes the blue light and reveals the fluorescence
5.1.1 this photo was taken with an ultraviolet light and a yellow filter, which removes the blue light and reveals the fluorescence
6 Born in April 2000, the rabbit is part of a transgenic art project called “GFP Bunny” by Chicago artist Eduardo Kac.
7 “GFP Bunny” has raised many ethical questions and sparked an international controversy about whether Alba should be considered art at all.