Turkish scientist at the University of Hawaii took a fluorescent protein from a jellyfish and injected it into the embryo of a mother rabbit and when her littler of eight baby rabbits arrived they glowed in the dark.

The experiment shows that a gene can be taken from one animal and injected into another so that it is fully incorporated into the host animal’s DNA.

“It’s just a marker to show that we can take a gene that was not originally in the animal and now exists in the animal,” Dr Stefan Moisyadi said of the research in an interview with KITV News.