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Interesting Links

     * http://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Haloquadra

Interesting Papers

     *Interesting Papers go here.

Top Ideas

     * Place and expand upon the most promising ideas here.

All Brainstorm Ideas

Genetically modified lettuce

     * Done in Japan, multiple places
     *	Add whey protein, p1025 to fight cavities, etc

Bacterial Shampoo / Soap

     * Flourescent / Colorful

Induce an entire colony to retract together

     * How?

Square Bacteria

     * These bacteria grow in squares!
     * http://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Haloquadra
     * Lampropedia hyalina

Cholesterol / Saturated Fats Scarfing or Digestion

     * Modify E-Coli so that it produces either 
        # Enzymes that digest Cholesterol or Saturated Fats to something healthier, or
        # Proteins that bind to Cholesterol or Saturated Fats so that they can't be absorbed

Induced cancer-based guided evolution

     * I was not there for the discussion of this, so someone else should fill this in.
     * Plasmid that can induce cancer, causing mutations
     * Select for those that most strongly express desired mechanism
* Alternative to PCR-induced guided mutation
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