Tom Holroyd (tomh at BAMBI.CCS.FAU.EDU) wrote:
: true, but could we genetically engineer chloroplasts to live in
: human skin cells, to *supplement* our food intake?
You would also have to genetically engineer us -- many plastid genes
(probably >1000) migrated to the nucleus over evolutionary time.
You could, of course, try starting the process over by engineering
a cyanobacterium or other photosynthetic prokaryote.
Department of Cellular and Developmental Biology
Department of Genetics / HHMI
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