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Tagged With: genetic engineering

Podcast: Creating synthetic life

Synthetic biology is a new, intriguing technology that could have a huge impact on humans and our environment. At our Biology Week 2015 debate, chaired by Dr Adam Rutherford, a panel of experts outlined the process of designing and building new life forms and discussed the ethical challenges we will face. What impact could synthetic … Continue reading »

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Genetically engineered mosquitoes – the invention of the year?

By Professor Luke Alphey FSB, The Pirbright Institute. Professor Alphey is a finalist for the European Inventor of the Year Award 2015. Each year hundreds of millions of people are stricken by dengue. Though there are thousands of species of mosquito, just one is to blame for major outbreaks of dengue – the Aedes aegypti … Continue reading »

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