Associate Prof. of Biology Jennifer Nemhauser and Associate Prof. of EE Eric Klavins co-authored a paper on cell-cell communication in baker's yeast, published in the American Chemical Society's Synthetic Biology journal. Using auxin, they engineered yeast cells that can "talk" to one another!
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UW researchers have produced cell-to-cell communication in baker’s yeast, a first step in building multicellular organisms from scratch. The red yeast cells produce a plant hormone, which “tells” the green cells to express a gene differently.University of Washington