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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
12-May-2015
Tests with Sandia's Davis gun aid B61-12 life extension effort
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

12-May-2015
Using microbial communities to assess environmental contamination
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

6-May-2015
From the depths of a microscopic world, spontaneous cooperation
Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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