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Animal magnetism

Using the tools of synthetic biology, researchers from HMS and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have induced magnetism in a non-magnetic organism: yeast. Because the researchers used a common cell pathway, their findings, reported February 28 in PLOS Biology, suggest that such magnetism could be achieved in cells used for a variety of industrial, medical, and research applications.

Animal Magnetism

Animal Magnetism: The making of magnetic yeast

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