New genetically engineered yeast that could clean up heavy metal pollution

A genetically engineered version of the fungus in your bread and beer could help clean up the environment. A team of seven Romanian and Norwegian scientists developed yeast that could clean up heavy metal pollution – and their research revealed the most effective strains are able to soak up 80 percent of metal ions.

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