Genetically engineering microbes to work for us

Interesting video from the Open University.

Genetically engineered (GE) E. coli bacteria produce much of today’s insulin supply. By using GE, we are turning microbes into “tiny factories” that happily churn out what they get re-programmed to do.

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Toxic chemicals in our environment

As we know from a previous post, Dose Doth Make the Poison. Brian Dunning explains why chemicals, natural and synthetic, end up being incorporated into our bodies; it’s something all life does.

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