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Rice University

Ka-Yiu San, Rice University

Caption: Rice University bioengineer Ka-Yiu San holds a beaker of fatty acid produced by genetically modified E. coli from biomass. San's lab is part of a Department of Agriculture product to turn plant waste into fuels and lubricants.

Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University

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