Students Compete Internationally to Build Biological Organisms From Standard Parts

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Austin L. Day, a senior at the University of California at Berkeley, holds up an IV bag filled with a brown-red liquid resembling bloody-mary mix. The unsavory concoction is Berkeley's entry in a genetic-engineering competition—a blood substitute called "Bactoblood," made from modified bacteria. (subscription required)

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