Solar-powered fish? Study plugs into photosynthesis

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April 22, 2011
The Boston Globe    
Posted in News, PND News

"Every child learns that plants, from the simplest algae to majestic oaks, transform sunlight into energy. Now, Harvard researchers have taken a step toward building fish powered by sunlight, too. The idea of endowing ordinary cells with the superpower of photosynthesis came about, like much scientific inspiration, outside the lab. Pamela Silver, a Harvard Medical School professor, was chatting in her kitchen with her husband and a friend when she was seized by an offbeat idea with more than a touch of sci-fi appeal. What if it were possible to give lots of different kinds of cells the plantlike ability to plug into the sun?" (04/21/11)  

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