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University of Puerto Rico investigates: How to produce Omega 3 in the laboratory

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According to Dr. Abel Baerga, Professor at the Medical Sciences Campus from the University of Puerto Rico, human beings have been overfishing the oceans leading to a decrease in the principal source of Omega 3, a bacteria that resides inside those fish. For this reason, his laboratory investigates the Biosynthesis of polyunsaturated fatty acids in marine bacteria, with the purpose of reproducing the compound in a different bacteria with the capacity to be grown in the lab.


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