Team:BHSF Beijing

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As an important industrial chemical, formaldehyde is widely used to manufacture building materials and household products. Continuous exposure to formaldehyde can cause adverse health effects, such as eye, nose, throat and skin irritation, chronic respiratory symptoms, or even cancer. The aim of our project is to design genetically modified bacteria which can efficiently detect the existence of formaldehyde in certain environment and degrade it through controlled expression of formaldehyde dehydrogenase.

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