Gene Designer

Plants which are glowing in the dark could soon be a natural alternative for electric lighting and be represented in every household.

The kickstarter project “glowing plant project” is working with scientists on the goal to integrate the genes of fireflies into plants to great a self illumination effect. The funding goal with 50.000 $ is already reached and they have got almost 500.000 $ through the kickstarter campaign.

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After a few years of work they have got the first results of glowing plants. The current photos are taken with a long time exposure but they give a great view of the possibilities for gene-designer in the future.

(photo from the Bioglow corporation)

(photo from the Bioglow corporation)

More information about the project and the technology is available at the project website.

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