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Watching for water contamination

The mechanisms to eventually create two biosensors are being developed as part of the ‘2012 International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition’ to detect bacterial pathogens in waterways that affect both animals and humans such as E. coli. The first probe targets … Continue reading

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Thirst quenching seawater

With one-third of the world’s population living under water-stressed conditions there is a clear demand for sustainable production of drinking water. Seawater desalination may boost reserves in water stressed regions. However, the process is typically energy intensive and the environmental … Continue reading

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