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Scientists Go With Their Gut to Produce Bacterial Bio Fuel

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October 8, 2013
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South Korean scientists say they have managed to produce gasoline from genetically modified Escherichia coli, a bacteria that inhabits the lower intestines of warm-blooded animals. They say the research could one day lead to a new and sustainable source of clean fuel. Rob Muir has more.


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