“Cells are incredibly adept at creating complex molecules, like therapeutics, and can do so much better than many of our best factories.

Synthetic biologists look to re-engineer cells to make these molecules for specific needs, including pharmaceuticals and energy applications. But the trial-and-error process is difficult and time-consuming, and often competes with the cell’s other goals and processes, like growth and survival.

A new method developed at Northwestern University combines two state-of-the-art research approaches to create a fast, efficient way to engineer and analyze metabolic pathways…”

For More: https://www.ecnmag.com/news/2019/06/new-method-engineering-metabolic-pathways