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Metabolic engineering

A balancing act

Inspired by nature, a synthetic carbon fixation cycle builds complex molecules directly from CO2. Building metabolism from the ground up requires several innovative advancements — now, a strategy to balance carbon demands in a complex metabolic network is explored.

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Fig. 1: Synthetic metabolism can enable the conversion of carbon dioxide into complex chemicals.


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Landwehr, G.M., Jewett, M.C. A balancing act. Nat Chem Biol 19, 127–128 (2023).

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