News tagged with synthetic biology

Building synthetic plants

A movement is under way that will fast-forward the design of new plant traits. It takes inspiration from engineering and the software industry, and is being underpinned in Cambridge and Norwich by an initiative ...

Jun 20, 2014
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Self-assembling protein nets

The ability to construct biological matter from the molecule up holds promise for technologies that are set to shape our future. Synthetic biology, regenerative medicine and advanced materials are just a ...

May 23, 2014
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Heightened biosecurity threat is often exaggerated

The link between synthetic biology and heightened biosecurity threats is often exaggerated. In a report published today (22nd May) by King's College London, researchers say that in order to produce more refined ...

May 22, 2014
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Turning waste into wealth

Waste is a valuable resource that could earn the UK tens of billions of pounds, according to a new report by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee.

Mar 21, 2014
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