State Microbes

Since microbes are currently our favorite organisms to engineer here at Ginkgo, it was great to see Wisconsin recognize the first official state microbe! Of course they chose Lactococcus lactis, the bacterium used to make many popular cheeses.   Maybe we can convince Massachusetts to choose E.coli as a state microbe for all the biotech drugs it has produced — need to help Coli beat its bad rap!

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