Using Cells to Make 3d Structures
Most projects are using scaffolding. I want to actually use an egg/embryo to grow 3d structures. The final goal would be to grow a cpu like structure which in my mind is a retina.
Using xenopus as a place to start. Inject DNA in xenopus, fertilize the cell and watch it grow into the 3d structure the DNA specifies. At first I would use a gene gun to inject the DNA into the egg.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/18/science/18conv.html?_r=1 (Meredith thinks cancer could be used to grow the 3d structures)
Len that there's a species of bacteria that aggregates together to form large (like, basketball-sized) structures -- he's trying to remember what it's called.