Scientists Create Successful Biohybrid Being Using 3-D Printing and Genetic Engineering

Resource / Scientists Create Successful Biohybrid Being Using 3-D Printing and Genetic Engineering

By Ariel Muller / 12 Jul 2016

The new engineered animal responds to light so well scientists were able to guide it through an obstacle course 15 times its length using strong and weak light pulses. 

The study authors write, "Our ray outperformed existing locomotive biohybrid systems in terms of speed, distance traveled, and durability (six days), demonstrating the potential of self-propelled, phototactically activated tissue-engineered robots."

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