This one goes up to 11: Researchers crack code for genetic ‘control dials’

(Center for Genomic Regulation) Scientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona, Spain, have developed a new technique to crack the underlying DNA code for the ‘control dials’ that determine levels of gene activity in bacteria. The discovery has important implications for biotechnology, because genetically engineered bacteria and other organisms are used to produce useful molecules such as new materials and drugs.