E.chromi Bacteria Color Codes Poop as a Disease Alert System

E.chromi is a project created by designers and synthetic biology scientists at Cambridge University in 2009. They genetically engineered bacteria to “secrete a variety of coloured pigments, visible to the naked eye”. BioBricks, standarized sequences of DNA, are inserted into E. coli bacteria, which creates a color coding system to monitor for disease. A special beverage loaded with this engineered E.coli bacteria is consumed by sick patients who can then diagnose their disease simply by looking at the color of their poop.

Submarine City

Going through old links this morning, I found a story originally published in New York Magazine back in 2009 about the waters of New York City—a maritime metropolis that, many forget, is also an archipelago.

“What, exactly, is down there?” the magazine asked, looking out at the urban waters. “For starters, a 350-foot steamship, 1,600 bars of silver, a freight train, and four-foot-long cement-eating worms.” There are also the now submerged ruins of “Coney Island’s great early theme parks,” discarded in the waters after the fun ran out.

Tops 10 Blue Dogs & New Democrats Ranked by % of 2009 Contributions from Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Sector

From 2009

Tops 10 Blue Dogs & New Democrats Ranked by % of 2009 Contributions from Finance, Insurance and Real Estate Sector

From 2009

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