The First Ever Synthetic Biology Kickstarter Is About Growing ‘Glowing Plants'

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http://techcrunch.com – Kickstarter might be better-known for funding films and hardware projects, but it’s now getting its first synthetic biology proposal. A Singularity University alum, a Stanford post-doc and a Stanford Ph.D. are looking to use synthetic biology and software from startup Genome Compiler to creating plants that glow. While the first several generations of plants might be weaker at emitting light, the long-term idea is to replace electric or gas lighting with natural lighting from plants. “We live in a world that is generating too much carbon dioxide,” said Antony Evans, who is o (IT news)