Nov 9, 2016

Changing Cell Behavior Could be Useful for Stem Cell Research, Biofuel Production

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food, genetics, sustainability

For example, ordinary baker’s yeast cells normally produce a lot of alcohol, a biofuel, when fed sugar extracted from the edible kernels of corn plants. NetSurgeon designed genetic surgeries that convinced the cells to make more alcohol when fed a type of sugar found in the inedible leaves and stalks.

The research is published in PNAS Early Edition.

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