Scientists in Tianjin modified E coli to enable the germ to convert electrons into energy. Photo: Alamy Scientists in Tianjin modified E coli to enable the germ to convert electrons into energy. Photo: Alamy
Scientists in Tianjin modified E coli to enable the germ to convert electrons into energy. Photo: Alamy
China science

Could a Chinese supercharged bacterium spark a superhuman revolution?

  • Researchers say they created E coli strain that can draw on electrons in the environment
  • Scientists’ next task is to see if technique can be applied to complex life forms

Topic |   China science
Scientists in Tianjin modified E coli to enable the germ to convert electrons into energy. Photo: Alamy Scientists in Tianjin modified E coli to enable the germ to convert electrons into energy. Photo: Alamy
Scientists in Tianjin modified E coli to enable the germ to convert electrons into energy. Photo: Alamy
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