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Researchers Make Breakthrough in Synthetic Circuits
Written by Daniel   
Monday, 05 October 2009 17:17

Scientists are conducting research into creating synthetic circuits using genetically altered bacteria.

Shane McGlaun (Blog) - October 5, 2009 10:02 AM
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The goal is to allow these bacteria to create a type of living circuit to produce proteins that are useful inside the body for treating conditions and diseases like cancer.
Researchers Lingchong You and graduate student Cheemeng Tan have designed a set of experiments on a living circuit created using genetically altered E.coli bacteria that has demonstrated the existence of "bistability" in bacteria cells. This bistability makes some bacteria in the synthetic circuit act differently than the other bacteria when stimulated in the same way. [Comments...]

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