CULLEN COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering

Dr. Cirino, Patrick C.

JACS Article Outlines Development of New Biosensor

Cirino

Making molecules is no easy task. An increasingly attractive approach: have bacteria do the work for us.

Such efforts are part of the growing discipline of synthetic biology, where biological processes are altered to achieve specific goals. In this field, researchers can genetically modify bacteria so they’ll produce a desired molecule – one that can be used to help make medicines or chemical products, for example