November 7, 2011 |
I love that yeasty smell of freshly baked bread. But when I’m doing some home baking I don’t usually think of using my computer – till now that is!
A team of scientists have used computer-controlled flashes of light to switch certain genes on and off in a common yeast.
In future this technique could be used to help control other biological processes, such as the production of biofuels and antibiotics.
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