Glowing Plants: Natural Lighting Without Electricity

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Glowing Plant

Glowing Plant (Source: http://goo.gl/Lp0O3U)

A  team of scientists have put together a series of DNA sequences to create glowing plants using synthetic biology and genome
compiler’s software – the first step in creating sustainable natural lighting. by combining these new techniques with the principles
of modern engineering, they use computers and laboratory chemicals to design organisms that can ultimately do new things.
influenced by the university of cambridge iGem team’s progress with bacterial bio-luminescence by recycling luciferase,
the crowdsourcing campaign implements a fluorescent gene into the seed of the plant – causing it to sprout in the future with
illumination capabilities. the glowing plants project is currently seeking funding on kickstarter.

Source: http://www.designboom.com/technology/glowing-plants-natural-lighting-without-electricity/

Andrew J. Blanche

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