Bio engineers from Harvard University have created an artificial jellyfish using silicone and muscle cells from a rat’s heart.
Scientists have named the synthetic creature a Medusoid. When placed in an electric field the Medusoid pulses, and swims.
“Morphologically, we’ve built a jellyfish. Functionally, we have built a jellyfish. Genetically, this thing is a rat,” says Kit Parker, a biophysicist at Harvard University.
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