Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: UC San Diego synthetic biologists redesign the way bacteria ‘talk’ to each other

(University of California - San Diego) Bioengineers at the University of California San Diego have redesigned how harmless E. coli bacteria "talk" to each other. The new genetic circuit could become a useful new tool for synthetic biologists who, as a field, are looking for ways to better control the bacteria they engineer to perform all sorts of tasks, including drug delivery, bioproduction of valuable compounds, and environmental sensing. This work is published in the March 4, 2020 issue of the journal Nature Communications.