Macabre science experiment of the day – ‘We Took a Rat Apart and Rebuilt It as a Jellyfish’

“You begin with an eight-armed silicon membrane. You harvest rat heart-muscle cells and organize them in a disctinct jellyfish-like pattern on your membrane. Lastly, you set your creature free in a vat of fluid, and schock it with electricity. You watch as your “jellyfish” swims away.”

Read all the details at http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/07/we-took-a-rat-apart-and-rebuilt-it-as-a-jellyfish/260161/.

doug


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