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Microbes programmed to produce desired compounds autonomously.

The latest innovations in pharmaceutical manufacturing sees the genes of bacteria manipulated to enable the production of large quantities of compounds such as insulin or human growth hormone. Currently, much work is being done to enable microbes to generate more complex products, including pharmaceuticals and biofuels. This usually requires adding several genes encoding the enzymes responsible for catalyzing each step

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