Glowing plants and DIY bio

The following is an edited excerpt.

In the last week, over 3,000 people on Kickstarter backed the now fully-funded “Glowing Plants: Natural Lighting with no Electricity” campaign.

The funds will be used to create a transgenic plant that has a soft blue-green glow to act as an electricity-free nightlight. Backer rewards, each glowing, include an arabidopsis plant, a rose plant, and arabidopsis seeds.

We check in as the Glowing Plants team heads towards their first stretch goal and look at how this project is part of a bigger trend in DIY biology. But be warned: this is not your grandma’s seed catalog.

View the original article here: Glowing plants and DIY bio succeed on Kick starter

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