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Synthetic biology projects launched in Edinburgh

- A project involving University biologists is being supported with a major grant. The Technology Strategy Board, the UK’s innovation agency, has awarded over £240,000...

UK Government invests £5.3m in bioscience

- Cutting-edge synthetic biology companies have received a £5.3 million government cash injection as the UK looks to boost the bioscience sector. The investment, which...

Synthetic biology discovery to facilitate scale-up

- Synthetic biology discovery to facilitate scale-up Scientists from Imperial College London (ICL) have reported a new method of engineering new ‘parts’ for microscopic biological...

Re-engineering photosynthesis to make drugs, compounds or ingredients

- Advance in re-engineering photosynthesis to make drugs, compounds or ingredients Scientists are reporting an advance in re-engineering photosynthesis to transform plants into bio-factories that...

BioBricks founder from computer science to synthetic biology

- Tom Knight, founding director of BioBricks, was pulled away from computer science and into synthetic biology after becoming fascinated by cell division and...

Plants to clear pollution from industrial sites

- Scientists will use plants such as ferns to soak up metals from derelict land Common garden plants are to be used to clean polluted industrial...