Scientists turn CRISPR into a genetic chainsaw to solve the antibiotics crisis

Scientists turn CRISPR into a genetic chainsaw to solve the antibiotics crisis

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Antibiotic resistance is growing to epidemic proportions but now scientists have shown that they can kill infectious bacteria with a new “Genetic chainsaw”   About 10 years ago, Rodolphe Barrangou, a transplanted Frenchman with a Ph.D. in genomics from North Carolina State University (NCSU), chose the...

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Modern farmers grow bacteria to grow better crops

Modern farmers grow bacteria to grow better crops

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Traditional chemical intensive farming methods change the ecology of our planet on a massive scale, by moving from chemicals to mocrobials farmers might be able to grow better crops, more productively and more sustainably.   In the back of Indigo’s Boston headquarters, a start up whose...

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Feeding the world with lab grown foods gets closer

Feeding the world with lab grown foods gets closer

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF This could cause a conundrum – is lab made meat considered vegan?   From an environmental and humanitarian point of view it’s easy to argue the case for lab produced food. In order to feed the same global population lab grown foods would consume 55% less energy to...

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