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Advances in engineering of polymerases for synthetic genetics and applications reviewed by Cambridge researchers
Cambridge researchers have reviewed recent progress in the enzymatic synthesis of synthetic genetic polymers - their roles in ligand binding and catalysis, and application as building blocks for three-dimensional nanostructures.
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A Major Advance in Plastid Transformation
Professor Julian Hibberd (Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge) has summarised advances towards efficient plastid transformation in Arabidopsis thaliana as part of a new paper in Plant Physiology
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Biotechnology for Biofuels - a Strategy to Improve Converting Plant Biomass into Biofuel
Removal of glucuronic acid from xylan is a strategy to improve the conversion of plant biomass to sugars for bioenergy
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Report highlights opportunities and risks associated with synthetic biology and bioengineering
Human genome editing, 3D-printed replacement organs and artificial photosynthesis – the field of bioengineering offers great promise for tackling the major challenges that face our society. But as a new article out today highlights, these developments provide both opportunities and risks in the short and long term.
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Characterization of Intrinsic Properties of Promoters
Characterization of Intrinsic Properties of Promoters Timothy J. Rudge, James R. Brown, Fernan Federici, Neil Dalchau, Andrew Phillips, James W. Ajioka, and Jim Haseloff ACS Synthetic Biology 2016 5 (1), 89-98 DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.5b00116
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Synthetic Botany
An international team of researchers from University of Cambridge, The IBM Place, Signapore and The Earlham Institute in Norwich recently published a paper in the journal Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology that sought to highlight new approaches to the DNA-based manipulation of plants and advanced quantitative imaging, in order to further the rational engineering of plant traits.
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The cutting edge of Synthetic Botany reviewed by Cambridge researchers
Cambridge researchers have reviewed the state of art and future prospects for Synthetic Botany - the application of synthetic biology to engineering nuclear and chloroplast genomes in plants.
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Bio-solar panel developed by researchers at University of Cambridge and Imperial College London
A two-in-one solar bio-battery and solar panel has been created by researchers who printed living cyanobacteria and circuitry onto paper.
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Complex design practices: learning from Synthetic Biology and Swarm Robotics
Dr Chih-Chun Chen and Dr Nathan Crilly investigate the premise that design and engineering principles can be applied to biological entities and ask what synthetic biology could learn from and contribute to other groups tackling complex design problems
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Advocacy Science Explained - using biotechnology as a case study
Cambridge researcher Ksenia Gerasimova unravels how advocacy science has changed political discourse in science, and the general perception of the role of science in contemporary society.
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