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January 25, 2011 / Martijn

Mutant Enzymes Created Through “Artificial Selection”

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel have successfully induced an artificial kind of “natural selection” to create enzymes that can protect animals against the effects of nerve gas. It’s almost an accelerated evolution–one that could help protect people from nerve agent poisoning using our own natural defenses as a starting point.

via http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-01/enzymes-created-through-artificial-selection-protect-against-nerve-gas

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