Synthetic Genomics’ “Breakthrough” Algae Produces Twice as Much Oil

11:00 EDT 19 Jun 2017 | Xconomy

The San Diego biotech company Synthetic Genomics and supermajor ExxonMobil said today they have successfully inserted a gene in a particular strain of algae that more than doubled its oil content without slowing down the algae’s rate of growth. The two companies described the work in a statement as a “breakthrough in algae biofuel research” […]

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