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[IP] Re:e.coli ?
- Subject: [IP] Re:e.coli ?
- From: email @ redacted
- Date: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 08:45:19 -0400
Bonnie, e coli is a general term for a kind of bacteria. It's like telling
someone you got a dog for a pet--there are nice dogs and mean dogs. There
are some very lethal forms of e coli and others that are probably thriving
in your mouth as we speak, er, type. :-) Not to worry. They don't use
the bad forms to make the insulin.
<<<<<<<From: Ted Quick <email @ redacted>
Bonnie RICHARDSON wrote:
> >>> However, Humalog
> is made from e.coli and <<<<<
> Huh? The same stuff that kills folks in h'burg meat?? How did this
>wonderful serindipity come about?
As I understand it scientists found that E Coli can easily be used as a carrier
for rDNA work. Of course they DO kill the virus before bottling (vialing?) it!
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