Tag: bacteria

Would you wear this ‘shoe-like vessel’ made from genetically engineered bacteria?

Transitioning towards sustainable clothing practices is a must for combating climate change, so researchers are turning to bacteria for their fashion inspiration. As detailed in the research journal Nature Biotechnology, a team at Imperial College London has genetically engineered new microbial strains capable of being woven into wearable material, while simultaneously self-dyeing itself in the […]

Hurricane Ian stirred up flesh-eating bacteria in Florida

This story was originally published by Grist. Sign up for Grist’s weekly newsletter here. Hurricane Ian slammed into southwest Florida as a Category 4 storm in September last year, killing 149 people—the most deaths attributable to a single hurricane in the state in nearly a century. But the official death count didn’t include one of the most gruesome ways […]