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

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

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