Bioglow Will Sell You Glow-in-the-Dark Plants

glowing plants

Back in the 1980s, some smart folks managed to take the gene for luciferase (i.e. the enzyme that makes fireflies glow) and stuff it into plants.

Bioglow’s founder Alexander Krichevsky was in charge of that research, which was anything but commercial. His new company, though, now plans to sell glowing plants to the likes of you and me.

“Wouldn’t you like your beautiful flowers to glow in the dark?” Krichevsky asked the question most of us probably haven’t considered.

Way better than roses.

BioGlow via DVICE.

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About Heretic

I design video games for a living, write fiction, political theory and poetry for personal amusement, and train regularly in Western European 16th century swordwork. On frequent occasion I have been known to hunt for and explore abandoned graveyards, train tunnels and other interesting places wherever I may find them, but there is absolutely no truth to the rumor that I am preparing to set off a zombie apocalypse. Nothing that will stand up in court, at least. I use paranthesis with distressing frequency, have a deep passion for history, anthropology and sociological theory, and really, really, really hate mayonnaise. But I wash my hands after the writing. Promise.

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