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Oct 5, 2012

Featured Video: Man-Made Jellyfish

Featured Video: Man-Made Jellyfish

Researchers have created a synthetic medusoid that can propel itself in an electrical field in an aqueous environment.

  • GEN brings you the best, most informative and/or entertaining biotech-related videos on the web!

    You may remember GEN reporting on Harvard and CalTech's man-made jellyfish-like creation made from rat cardiomyocytes. (Don't remember? Check out Building a Rat That Swims Like a Jellyfish.)

    In this video, you can hear commentary about the project and watch the artificial jellyfish swim across your screen.

    Click here to see the little creature in action!



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