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Dear BEST community,

Craig Venter and his company Synthetic Genomics have engineered an 
algae strain that includes a portion of synthetic DNA, making the algae 
yellow. This color was chosen because it may possibly give the algae 
better access to light than the dark strains typically grown in labs. 
Venter believes the algae strains found in nature are unable to compete 
on a large scale with oil production, and plans on making more synthetic 
adjustments to the yellow strain. The company’s goal is to determine 
the feasibility of growing the yellow algae on a larger scale, and it 
has purchased land in California near a geothermal plant so they can 
utilize the carbon dioxide it releases to feed their algae.

http://gigaom.com/cleantech/a-milestone-from-synthetic-genomics-yellow-algae/
A milestone from Synthetic Genomics: Yellow algae
Katie Fehrenbacher
May 30th, 2012
Gigaom

Sincerely,
Candice Prince