Friday, September 2, 2011

Power Plants

It’s been suggested before, but Adam Arkin, head of the synthetic biology and physical biosciences division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, believes advances in plant synthetic biology are “turning a corner that will be transformative” for the energy industry. Synthetic biologists engineer part or a whole cell to create different functions. In this case, scientists have created plant-eating microbes that produce biofuels. More>