It takes a 'consortium': Researchers develop metabolic engineering technique

It takes a ‘consortium’: Researchers develop metabolic engineering technique

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Thu, 09/12/2019 – 10:16

For years, scientists have explored ways to alter the cells of microorganisms in efforts to improve how many products are made, including medicines, fuels, and even beer. But altering the genetic and regulatory processes that take place within cells presents challenges. Now bioengineers is working with a team of researchers to engineer microbial consortia, wherein cell subpopulations are engineered to work together to carry out a desired function.

Source: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering- News

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