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Cheese without the cow: Could bioengineering produce animal-free dairy products?

Australian-US firm Change Foods is creating cheese from scratch using bio-engineering technology, claiming that their products will hold an advantage ...
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Synthetic biology ‘apps’: Here comes a revolution in medicine, chemicals, agriculture and food

Today, anyone who can code can win in the internet economy. Thanks to services such as Amazon’s AWS and Apple’s ...
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‘We can’t make dinosaurs come to life – yet.’ How far can synthetic biology turn science fiction into fact?

A team of Los Alamos scientists are developing “cell-free systems.” They take the guts of the cells and use the ...
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Bioprinting: Creating pinhead replicas of human organs to fight COVID-19 and other ailments

Anthony Atala, the director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and his team are… creating tiny replicas of ...
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Opening the floodgates to synthetic biology innovations in drugs, textiles, agricultural products and advanced materials

Today’s DNA makers still create their products using chemistry. To form a new double helix, the individual letters of DNA ...
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Injecting live bacteria into tumors? Synthetic biology revives a controversial century old cancer cure

Could the body, in fighting against a pathogen, also be battling a tumor? After injecting bacteria into a patient who ...
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World’s first bionic eye could be better than the real thing

The world's first 3D artificial eyeball -- capable of outperforming the human eye in some ways -- may help droves ...
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‘Sugar is the villain’: Biohacking and synthetic biology do battle against diabetes and heart disease

Here’s a look into the next generation of low-calorie sugar alternatives and continuous glucose monitoring systems set to change the ...
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If we want to go to Mars, we’ll need to figure out how to feed our astronauts. Synthetic biology can help.

Revolutionary food production and closed-loop biomanufacturing could transform human space travel and address the growing food crisis on Earth ...
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Synthetic biology will help us feed ourselves with drought-tolerant crops as climate change accelerates

Drought stress has been a long-time limitation to crop production that is being exacerbated by climate change and associated reductions ...
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Disease is the greatest threat to bee health. Can we protect them through genetically engineered probiotics?

If you cannot engineer the organism, engineer its microbiome. Since scientists began exploring how to solve problems using synthetic biology, ...
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Synthetic biology amps up ‘decades-old’ vaccine technology

According to STAT, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Institute of Health (NIH) are betting on synthetic biology to ...
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Coronavirus vaccine created with synthetic biology would be ‘more potent’ than flu shot

As companies hurry to test potential vaccines, the National Institute of Health (NIH) is hoping new bio-engineering techniques to help ...
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EU Commission enlists climate-neutral crops and other sustainability tools to meet Green Deal goals

Under its Green Deal, the European Commission has presented a[n] .... action plan that prepares the ground for a sustainable ...
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Electricity from genetically engineered trees: It’s not as crazy as it sounds—but is it ethical?

What if trees could provide electricity to cities? .... This surrealist idyll isn’t too far-fetched, say a team of researchers ...
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Synthetic biosensors: Engineered plants could detect flu viruses and crop pests before they become global problems

You’ve felt sick ever since you started working in a different office .... but building management can’t find the source ...
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Fighting the coronavirus outbreak with genetic sequencing, CRISPR and synthetic biology

We are better prepared for a coronavirus outbreak than a few years ago ...
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Can we prevent a synthetic DNA catastrophe—accidental or intentional—through these proposed safeguards?

New approaches to DNA editing and synthesis have made it easier to manipulate biological agents and systems, increasing the risk ...
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Synthetic booze: Lab-made wine, sake may be coming to a bar near you—and whiskey is already there

San Francisco startup Endless West unveiled two products Thursday, Feb. 20, the likes of which have never been sold before: ...