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Biomedicine Why Kickstarter’s Glowing Plant Left Backers in the Dark

by Antonio Regalado

Do-it-yourself biologists who hit the crowdfunding jackpot have learned that genetic engineering isn’t so easy after all. In any discussion of biohacking, Exhibit A is likely to be the “glowing plant,” the wildly successful 2013 Kickstarter campaign that raised $484,013 to create bioluminescent plants visible at night. Just one problem, though. There is still no glowing plant.

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