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Suddenly: alchemy -- bacteria converts toxic compound into gold

Michigan State University researchers Kazem Kashefi and Adam Brown have presented an art installation “The Great Work of the Metal Lover”, using Cupriavidus metallidurans to convert naturally occurring gold chloride into a gold nugget.

In about a week, the bacteria transformed the toxins and produced a gold nugget.

Via: Super Bacteria Create Gold - Slashdot

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