Biophysics: Fluorescent cells turned into lasers

Biophysics: Fluorescent cells turned into lasers

Nature 474, 7351 (2011). doi:10.1038/474255c

A human cell has been engineered to form the light source of a tiny laser — creating the first laser to use biological material to generate light.Malte Gather and Seok-Hyun Yun at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, engineered human cells to express an