News tagged with metabolic engineering

Bacteria 'factories' churn out valuable chemicals

A team of researchers led by Harvard geneticist George Church at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and Harvard Medical School (HMS) has made big strides toward a future in which the predominant chemical ...

dateDec 30, 2014 in Biotechnology
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A digital test for toxic genes

Like little factories, cells metabolize raw materials and convert them into chemical compounds. Biotechnologists take advantage of this ability, using microorganisms to produce pharmaceuticals and biofuels. To boost output ...

dateJan 29, 2014 in Biotechnology
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