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Researchers Engineer Light-Activated Skeletal Muscle 20 20

submeta writes "Researchers at MIT and the University of Pennsylvania have genetically engineered skeletal muscle cells to respond to light. The hope is that this 'bio-integrated' approach may lead to 'highly articulated, flexible robots.' The technique, known as optogenetics, has previously been used to stimulate neurons in worms to fire."
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Researchers Engineer Light-Activated Skeletal Muscle

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