Undergraduate Synthetic-Biology Contest Mixes Fun With Serious Warnings

Kelvin Ma for The Chronicle

Angela Chen describes the project submitted by her team, from the U. of Illinois, in the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition.
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For a passing moment, a very dark thought occurred to Leung Wai Tak.

A student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, he and some of his classmates were competing in the world's premier undergraduate competition in synthetic biology. They came up...

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