E. Coli and Synthetic Blood

Filed in Blog - FMD, Frankenstein MD, Shows, Story - FMD by on August 14, 2014

After Victoria talks about E. Coli in Ep: 2 – The Truth About Fake Blood she writes a blog expanding and explicating the relationship between E. Coli and synthetic hemoglobin.

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The second episode of Frankenstein, MD features Escherichia coli, commonly known as E. coli, a strain of bacteria that normally lives in the intestines of people and animals. While it doesn’t have the best reputation thanks to cases of food poisoning, this versatile micro-organism can be used for all sorts of fascinating things. By inserting recombinant DNA, researchers are creating forms of E. coli that can turn waste into bio-plastic, recycle gold from electronic components, and even emit odors like wintergreen and banana.

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