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Wanna shoot lasers out of your eyeballs? We're getting close. Scientists have finally done something useful for a change and stuck some glowing jellyfish genes into human cells to create bright green biolasers.
All it takes to make a laser is something that lights up, plus a structure that can amplify and focus that light into a coherent beam. In the case of these biolasers, human kidney cells have been genetically enhanced to produce the proteins that make jellyfish glow
The cell itself didn't seem to mind in the least that it was being used to blast out laser beams, which bodes well for the eventual genetic modifications that will actually totally completely for real allow you to SHOOT LASERS OUT OF YOUR EYEBALLS.