January 10th, 2012 | Category: Information processing, Papers, Synthetic Biology | Leave a comment

Bacterial cells collaborate to sense arsenic

Just a quick post to draw attention to this recent paper in Nature: A sensing array of radically coupled genetic ‘biopixels’ from Jeff Hasty’s lab (link features colonies of engineered E. coli oscillating in synchrony). Christopher Voigt has written a précis Synthetic biology: bacterial cells collaborate to sense arsenic.