Hamster Versus Bacteria

Tumble Science Podcast for Kids

By Tumble Media / Gen-Z Media

Hamster Versus Bacteria

Who would win in a competition, a hamster or bacteria? Place your bets, because we’re going to tell the story of this epic science showdown. Danielle Tullman-Ercek is a synthetic biologist trying to find a better way to make life-saving medicine. To do it, she’s engineering a bacteria cell to compete with a medicine-making hamster cell. Listen to find out what if Danielle and her bacteria have what it takes to win. What’s a hamster cell doing making medicine, anyway?!

If you engineered your own bacteria, what would it make and why? Draw a picture and email it to us at tumblepodcast@gmail.com! To learn more about synthetic biology, check out our blog.


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Hamster Versus Bacteria
Hamster Versus Bacteria
Tumble Science Podcast for Kids