A glowing green thumb

A glowing green thumb

Omri Amirav-Drory wants to engineer a glow-in-the-dark garden

By Tina Hesman Saey, 15:57 PM August 9, 2013

After Neil Armstrong’s small step onto the moon, generations of children played with toy rockets and dreamed of exploring space. Omri Amirav-Drory hopes a tiny glowing plant will inspire future generations of kids to play with genomes and dream up new forms of life.

Drory is a scientist and businessman leading a project to genetically engineer plants to make light-producing firefly proteins. He envisions a day when trees will replace street lamps to illuminate cities. “I think it will be a mor...

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