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Synchronized bacterial clocks

By synchronizing clocks, humans make more efficient use of their time and orchestrate their activities in different places. Bacteria have now been engineered that similarly coordinate their molecular timepieces.

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Fussenegger, M. Synchronized bacterial clocks. Nature 463, 301–302 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/463301a

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