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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
25-Aug-2015
'Laboratory Biorisk Management' details safety, security methods for biosciences sites
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

14-Aug-2015
BESC creates microbe that bolsters isobutanol production
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

3-Aug-2015
Gut microbes affect circadian rhythms in mice, study says
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

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