Glowing plants could one day replace street lights using the Firefly gene

08/13/2014 - 00:00

Genetically modified plants don’t exactly have the best public image, however one startup is trying to change all that. Rather than produce food however, they are looking to produce something even more basic: light. The self-descriptively named ‘Glowing Plant’ based out of California is aiming to use bioengineering to create plants which will softly glow at night using similar kinds of bioluminescence to what is used by fireflies and deep sea creatures.