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Arizona State University

Dr. Xinyao Liu, Arizona State University

Caption: Using genetic sleight of hand, researcher Xinyao Liu at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute coaxed photosynthetic microbes to secrete oil -- bypassing energy and cost barriers that have hampered green biofuel production.

Credit: Biodesign Institute, Arizona State University

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