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glowing bacterium

Glowing microbes clean toxins
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More reporting on bioluminescence

Inserting glowing genes from one organism into another isn't new. It's often used in genetic research, to make the "promotor" of the studied gene glow when turned on. For example, if you want to know what makes an organism "turn on" the gene for storing fat instead of burning it, make that gene glow, and watch the lights go on.
glowing bacterium

Making lab mice glow to track inserted genes

Making mosquitos glow to track insect borne disease like malaria

Making potatoes glow to monitor water levels

Making Christmas trees glow, just for grins




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