Innovation

Bioglow Develops Glow-in-the-Dark Plants as Lights


Innovator: Alex Krichevsky  
Age: 38  
Title: Molecular biologist and founder and research director of plant developer Bioglow in St. Louis

Form and function: Plants are genetically modified with DNA from naturally glowing marine bacteria so they, too, emit a visible yellow-green glow. The plants could someday provide renewable lighting for driveways and other paths.

Kaskey is a reporter for Bloomberg News in Houston.

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