Science Story of the Day: Bacteria is there anything they can't do?

Todays science story of the day is actually two stories about the power of the humble bacterium

Bacteria makes diesel

A team of British researchers has taken the humble E.Coli bacteria (strains of which we all carry around inside us) and spliced in dna from a number of sources to create a new strain that converts sugars and yeast extract into a diesel analog that is structurally the same as that which comes out of the pump.


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