Glowing Plant
GLOWING PLANTS using synthetic biology and Genome Compiler's software
We live in an unsustainable world, using resources faster than we can replenish them and pushing the earth beyond it's fragile limits. Nature shows us a better way, as biology is sustainable, so we can harness genetic engineering to create better solutions. The glowing plant inspires hope in a more sustainable future and educates people about this wonderful and mis-understood technology. The Glowing Plant uses the tools of synthetic biology and a design print transform cycle. The team designed the DNA sequences on a computer using special Biocad software, then they made the DNA using DNA laser printing before using a Gene Gun to insert the DNA into our plant. The more iterations made through the cycle, the brighter the plant will be.