Please join us in congratulating the 2015 Genpace iGEM team! Consisting of adult Genspace members, college students, and an intrepid band of local high school students, they slaved away in the lab all summer long. Their winning project, SuperFUNd Gowanus, was centered around the highly-polluted Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. The team built a working biosensor of sewage contamination to alert the surrounding community of water contamination once the canal undergoes its scheduled SuperFund-mandated cleanup. They also extracted DNA from canal bottom sludge microbes and probed it for potential useful biochemical pathways. You can see the full description of their project on their wiki.
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