Biocontainment for GMOs discovered

Biocontainment for GMOs discovered

Scientists genetically recode strain of E. coli to depend on a synthetic amino acid so it can't survive outside lab.

RESEARCHERS from Yale University and Harvard Medical School have devised a method to ensure that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) can be safely confined in the environment, thus overcoming a major obstacle to widespread use of GMOs in agriculture, energy production, waste management and medicine, according to a series of recent announcements.

The researchers rewrote the DNA of a strain of bacteria so that

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