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‘Fat worms’ inch scientists toward better biofuel production

- Fat worms confirm that researchers from Michigan State University have successfully engineered a plant with oily leaves ­– a feat that could enhance biofuel...

New software lets scientists program life

- Biochemical engineers can now download a piece of software and, with a few simple clicks, assemble the DNA for new life forms through their...

Improved-yield dandelions for tire production

- With supply falling short of demand for natural rubber, scientists in The Netherlands are literally planting seeds of hope for a viable solution. Researchers...

Engineers Design New Syn-Biology Circuits

- MIT engineers have created genetic circuits in bacterial cells that not only perform logic functions, but also remember the results, which are encoded in...

Synthetic biology a step closer to new industrial revolution

- Scientists report that they have developed a method that cuts down the time it takes to make new parts for microscopic biological factories. The scientists,...

DNAzymes and gold nanoparticles

- Infectious diseases such as malaria and syphilis can be diagnosed rapidly and reliably in the field by using a simple test developed by Canadian...