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Advances in synthetic biology akin to new “industrial revolution” [Registered]

Researchers at Imperial College London report that they have developed a method that cuts down the time it takes to make new ‘parts’ for microscopic biological factories from 2 days to only 6 hours. These factories have a wealth of applications including better drug delivery treatments for patients, enhancements in the way that minerals are mined from deep underground and advances in the production of biofuels. The lead researcher Professor Paul Freemont and Co- Director of the Centre for Synthetic Biology and Innovation at Imperial says: “Before the industrial revolution most items were made by hand, which meant that they…

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