Prof. Feinberg is a coauthor on a new publication in Nature Biotechnology on the tissue engineering of a synthetic organism, an artificial “jellyfish.” This work was led by PhD student Janna Nawroth at Caltech and a collaboration of scientists from Caltech and Harvard. This is a fantastic example of how simple components (an elastic sheet and muscle cells) can be combined to enable the emergence of complex swimming behavior that mimics really jellyfish.
Go to the paper at Nature Biotechnology
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Nature news release
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