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Pakistani team secures second position in ‘International Genetically Engineered Machines Competition’

Pakistani team secures second position in ‘International Genetically Engineered Machines Competition’
November 14, 2017

BOSTON, USA: A Pakistani team has secured second position in International Genetically Engineered Machines Competition by developing a fish that change colour when come in contact with contaminated water.

The students are hailing from Khyber Agency of Fata, Charsadda, Nowshera and Mardan districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The team won award for a project titled ‘Reporter Fish’ under which the students have been working on a fish that would change colour when came into contact with metal or contaminated water.

According to media reports these students are currently working at Institute of Integrative Bioscience, where they are developing their project for iGEM 2017.

They are also working on detecting the presence of heavy metals in water. Heavy metal contamination is an emerging environmental concern here in Pakistan.

This contamination is a threat to aquatic life, wildlife, and humans who consume it.

Firstly, the team will engineer a biological system in bacteria which will enable the bacteria to emit specific colours when it will come in contact with relevant heavy metals.

They will then insert this system inside fishes and develop a bio-reporter fish which will glow when it will come in contact with heavy metals, the reports said.



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