Can Beautiful Flowers Change The Face Of GMOs? Revolution Bioengineering Reveals

Published: Jul 08, 2015

Flowers that change color throughout the day, or dependent on your mood. That’s the goal of Fort Collins, Colo.-based startup, Revolution Bioengineering (RevBio). The company, headed by co-founders COO Nikolai Braun and CEO Keira Havens, sees itself at the intersection of science and art, and wants to bring the potential beauty of bioengineering to the masses. The researchers, who first began working together in the same academic plant synthetic biology lab at Colorado State University in 2010, have engineered petunias that start out white, but after watering the plants with a dilute ethanol solution, change to pink and then deep purple.

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