Turning Up the Heat: Scientists Create Thermal Bioswitches in Designer Bacteria

New research from the California Institute of Technology, published this week in Nature Chemical Biology, demonstrates how bacteria can be engineered to respond to temperature cues, and how these molecular bioswitches can be harnessed to fight disease.

Mikhail Shapiro, the study’s principle investigator and an assistant professor of chemical engineering at Caltech, describes how his lab used thermal switches in bacteria to control a variety of behaviors.

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