Monday, September 30, 2013

BacterioFiles Micro Edition 137 - Germ's Jammer Jumpstarts Genes

This episode: Pathogen's CRISPR-Cas system (for defense against viruses) can be modified to change gene expression in mammals!

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Show notes:
News item/Journal Paper

Other interesting stories:
**New potential antibiotic discovered in marine bacteria
**Some bacteria make pretty patterns
**Bacteria manipulate plants; same mechanism could help treat genetic diseases
**Microbes could convert CO2 directly to biofuels
**Color-changing Antarctic heat-loving bacteria transform gold ions into useful nanoparticles (paper)

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