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DOE SCIENCE NEWS BY TOPIC: National Security Science
DOE is developing and delivering technologies for infrastructure security including chemical, biological, and nuclear nonproliferation and is assisting the country in preparing for, recognizing, and responding to attacks with such weapons.

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Microbe produces ethanol from switchgrass without pretreatment

Microbe produces ethanol from switchgrass without pretreatment

Scientists engineered a strain of a consolidated bioprocessing bacterium that efficiently breaks down biomass to produce ethanol without pretreatment.

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Microbes disprove long-held assumption that all organisms share a common vocabulary

Some wild microorganisms reinterpret the instructions coded into their DNA. Short DNA segments that signal other organisms to stop are instead read as instructions to keep building.

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Microbes disprove long-held assumption that all organisms share a common vocabulary

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Lab News Releases
15-Jul-2015
Closer look at microorganism provides insight on carbon cycling
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

26-Jun-2015
Orange is the new red
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

18-Jun-2015
New tool on horizon for surgeons treating cancer patients
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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