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Synbio and biosecurity

The world in 1918 was emerging from under the pall of a World War that had claimed 38 million lives, and yet in the span of only one year, just as many lives would be lost to the Spanish Flu—an influenza pandemic that is ...

dateFeb 07, 2017 in Biotechnology
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A tail of gene expression

Messenger molecules that convey instructions from DNA to protein factories for protein synthesis require special molecular tails for their stability and function. Now, a team of scientists from the Institute for Stem Cell ...

dateSep 06, 2016 in Biotechnology
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The next pandemic could be downloaded from the internet

Last October, scientists in California sequenced the DNA for the "type H" botulinum toxin. One gram of this toxin would be sufficient to kill half a billion people, making it the deadliest substance yet discovered – with ...

dateFeb 04, 2014 in Other
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