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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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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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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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Artificial symmetry-breaking for morphogenetic engineering bacterial colonies
An international team of researchers from University of Cambridge, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Stanford University recently published a paper in ACS Synthetic Biology that sought to apply synthetic biology approaches to the engineering of morphologies in multicellular systems.
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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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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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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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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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Loop Assembly: a simple and open system for recursive fabrication of DNA circuits
As part of a collaboration between the University of Cambridge the Universidad Catolica de Chile, Pollak and Federici have devised a new method for gene assembly based on two Type IIS restriction endonuceases, Bsal and Sapl. Loop Assembly allows rapid and efficient production of large DNA constructs, is compatible with widely used Level zero (L0) DNA parts such as Phytobricks, and can be easily automated.
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Open Innovation with Large Bioresources: Goals, Challenges and Proposals
This report is from a Cambridge Workshop on the openness of large bioresources in synthetic biology and genomics (e.g. the 100,000 Genomes Project), held on 28 January 2016.
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