Here Come the Glow-in-the-Dark Houseplants

For Karen Sarkisyan, there are few things more awe-inspiring than a dark room full of glowing petunias. He wants more people to experience that magic and envisions a future lush with bioluminescent plants, like in the 2009 movie Avatar.
“I think there’s just a sense of intrinsic excitement about things that glow in the dark,” says Sarkisyan, a synthetic biologist at Imperial…

This story appeared on, 2023-09-19.
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