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January 5, 2011 / Martijn

An App for Programming Microbes

Software-designed microbes could make biofuels and drugs.

Genetically modified microbes can biofuels, drugs, and other products efficiently and doing arduous work such as cleaning up toxic waste. But designing the complex biochemical pathways that modified microbes need to perform such tasks is like building a Rube Goldberg machine. Getting the genetic designs right is a time-consuming process of trial and error.

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