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[Science & Tech] Genetically altered human cells can vary their transparency like squid

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From New Scientist:

For instance, opalescent inshore squid (Doryteuthis opalescens) are largely transparent, but the white testis of males is visible inside their bodies.

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From Inverse.com:

Achieving transparency – Cephalopods like cuttlefish, octopuses, and the inshore squid have cells in their bodies called leucophore cells. These can ...

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From Science Daily:

Scientists described how they drew inspiration from cephalopod skin to endow mammalian cells with tunable transparency and light-scattering ...

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