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Multi-Diagnostic Platform Derived from Olfactory Receptors

Sergio Botero of Rockefeller University in the U.S. will build and test a library of yeast cells that express olfactory receptors encoded with a reporter gene that can react to various metabolic and infectious diseases. Such yeast cells could be used in a diagnostics platform to detect multiple diseases at a time.

More information about Apply Synthetic Biology to Global Health Challenges (Round 7)

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