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It sounds like something out of a comic book or a science fiction movie -- a living laser -- but that is exactly what two investigators at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital have developed. In a report that will appear in the journal Nature Photonics and is receiving advance online release, Wellman researchers Malte Gather, PhD, and Seok Hyun Yun, PhD, describe how a single cell genetically engineered to express green fluorescent protein (GFP) can be used to amplify the light particles called photons into nanosecond-long pulses of laser light.
"Ours is the first report of a successful biological laser based on a single, living cell."
Originally posted by Aliensun
reply to post by binomialtheorem
I can think of an app. By transplanting these cells into parts of the human body as laser pointers, I, example, could find my way to the bathroom in the middle of the night and take aim with my pointer.