Scientists Accidentally Created a Plastic Bottle-Eating Mutant Enzyme
By Erica Sanchez and Daniele Selby
Plastic can take hundreds of years to break down — the mutant enzyme starts the process in days.
From microwave and x-ray technologies to penicillin, many of the world’s greatest inventions were inspired by accidents in the lab. And now a team of scientists may be responsible for the world’s latest “happy accident” — mutant enzymes that eat plastic bottles.
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