Monday, March 31, 2014


Synthetic Biologists Design 'Living Materials' That Build Themselves

"Organisms are master builders. Crabs assemble shells, corals amass reefs, and our own tissues build bone. Now, synthetic biologists are taking control of the construction process. Researchers in Massachusetts reported this week in Nature Materials that they've reprogrammed the genetic circuitry of bacteria to construct electronic and optical materials, complete with living cells in their midst." Full news article @ Science

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