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Researchers Engineer Light-Activated Skeletal Muscle 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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