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Researchers develop bacterial 'FM Radio'


April 9, 2014

genetic circuits are linked within single cells A new breakthrough may help scientists harness sophisticated biological machinery for transformative applications in energy, agriculture, water remediation and medicine. This breakthrough involves a form of "frequency multiplexing" inspired by FM radio. Full Story

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