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A fresh opportunity to get regulation and engagement right – the case of synthetic biology

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Rachel A. Ankeny, Joan Leach & Megan Munsie
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2018-09-18

From cells that manufacture chemicals, to better crops, environmental monitoring and tailored medicine, synthetic biol....

Bioengineers today emphasize the crucial ingredient Dr. Frankenstein forgot – responsibility

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Ian Haydon
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2018-03-13

Mary Shelley was 20 when she published “Frankenstein” in 1818. Two hundred years on, the book remains thri....

A Giant-Sized History of Biotechnology

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Brian Colwell
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2017-11-21

The history of Biotech can be divided into three distinct phases: Ancient Biotechnology, Classical Biotechnology and Modern Biotechnology

Will whoever controls gene editing control historical memory?

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Julie Louise Bacon
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2017-09-07

In July, Harvard scientists used a gene-editing technology first developed in 2013 to programme bacteria to do somethi....

How bad could Trump’s Paris Agreement withdrawal be? A scientist’s perspective

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Robert Kopp
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2017-06-02

Even before the Paris Agreement was signed in December 2015, market forces and policy measures were starting to tilt t....

Expertise and innovation: what UK must do to develop its Blue Economy

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Richard Andrew Williams
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2017-05-26

The UK prides itself on being an island nation in a world that is almost three-quarters oceans and seas. Packed full o....

Garage Biotech: New drugs using only a computer, the internet and free online data

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David Glance
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2017-05-23

Pharmaceutical companies typically develop new drugs with thousands of staff and budgets that run into the billions of....

Health and social care workforce ‘must be Brexit priority’

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STEVE FORD
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2017-03-30

A group of key social care and health organisations have called on ministers to “safeguard the UK’s abilit....

London hospital adopts Finnish-style baby boxes

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STEVE FORD
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2016-09-08

Launching to coincide with Infant Mortality Awareness Month, the hospital is the second in the UK to introduce the ini....

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