Mario Recreated In Petri Dish

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In the name of science and awesome, researchers from the University of Osaka in Japan created this Mario in a petri dish. How?


By genetically engineering bacteria to express fluorescent proteins and carotenoid pigments. The result?

Mario from Super Mario Bros.


Masterworks in Petri dishes [NewScientist Thanks, Tommy!]



You can attempt to find a cure for cancer, or...ugh..well... create a Mario image in a petri dish.

This is probably a side show in a big corporation, kinda like Alcorn's Pong and General Electric.