Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Caption: Metabolic engineering -- the practice of altering genes and metabolic pathways within a cell or microorganism -- could one day be used to mass-produce biofuels, pharmaceuticals and other chemical products from inexpensive and renewable starting materials.
Credit: Image by Flavio Robles, Berkeley Lab Public Affairs
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