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The Smithsonian 2018: Have Scientists Found A Greener Way to Make Blue Jeans

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"Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley are trying to make the process of making blue jeans greener, by engineering bacteria to produce the indigo dye responsible for jeans’ characteristic hue. “Indigo dying for denim is, unfortunately, a pretty dirty process,” says John Dueber, a professor of bioengineering who co-led the research, recently published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology."

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