Did you know?
The Gene gun is the second prototype of produced by Ed Wolf, John Sanford, and Nelson Allen at Cornell. Biolistic gene guns are used to genetically transform plants by shooting microprojectiles (tiny bullets) covered in DNA into plant cells. Prototype II incorporated several new features, including a plunger that accelerated microparticles using gunpowder rather than air.
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