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The New York Times magazine this past weekend looked into the burgeoning world of do-it-yourself synthetic biology. The article follows a team of students from San Francisco's City College that entered the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition at MIT. The students embarked on building a battery powered by bacteria.

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