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Students create yeast bacteria with enhanced properties

One major issue facing the world today is starvation. According to World Hunger statistics, there are over 900 million people in the world that are classified as being ‘hungry.’ These people are malnourished and in a dangerous situation.

Growing up in Bombay, Arjun Khakhar witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of hunger and poverty in his community. The Indian junior biomedical engineer major at John Hopkins University in the United States, with the help of fellow undergraduates, has synthetically engineered a yeast bacteria which provides high levels of vitamin A.

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Related: John Hopkins Newsletter article. "JHU iGEM team places in top 16 at World Championship Jamboree" (http://www.jhunewsletter.com/science-technology/jhu-igem-team-places-in-top-16-at-world-championship-jamboree-1.2693603)

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  1. 'Yeast bacteria"? What next, Viral Bacteria? Or human animals, maybe? These kinds of errors are unpardonable in a site that is supposed to be "educational".

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