Researches at East China Normal University in Shanghai genetically modified normal cells to control blood sugar levels by responding to light, the technology is called optogenetics. The light waves would then be powered and controlled by LEDs and a smartphone app. The team aims to develop a fully automated system that detects blood sugar levels and releases the right amount of therapeutic chemicals.
Image a world where the click of a button form your smart phone you could control the dispensary of your daily medications. To some this might seem frightening to others this might be the future of medicine.
-By Julia Watson: http://communitymappingforhealthequity.org/