MIT created a high-tech pill that spews glowing bacteria into your gut, for science

For all the ultra-powerful technology that doctors have at their disposal, it's still shockingly difficult to see what's actually happening inside the human body. Sure, CT scans can offer a glimpse at where things are, but spotting irregularities still requires surgeons to break out their blades — or in the case of gastrointestinal issues, shoving a camera in one end or the other.

MIT is hoping to make that uncomfortable experience a thing of the past with swallowable smart pills that can check out what's going on inside a person's digestive system, with no strings (or thick cables) attached.

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