DailyDirt: Bioengineered Microbes Are Growing Our Way
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Scientists haven't quite figured out everything about the genetic code of living things on Earth, but plenty of folks are tinkering with genetic engineering and creating some interesting results. Here are just a few neat projects with some modified microbes.
- The evolution machine is just a prototype right now, but it could speed up genetic engineering projects with directed and automated mutations for microbes. One of the projects for the evolution machine would be to create an organism that was immune to all viruses. What could possibly go wrong with that? [url]
- Single-cell biological lasers have been created with green fluorescent protein and human embryonic kidney cells. It's not sharks with lasers attached to their heads, but it's a start. [url]
- The technique of steganography by printed arrays of microbes (SPAM) sounds like the nerdiest way to send a message. Using bacteria to encode secret messages could also be another interesting method for lots of copies keeps stuff safe (LOCKSS). [url]
- To discover more interesting biological curiosities, check out what's currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]