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Engineering a plastic-eating enzyme

Scientists have engineered an enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics, providing a potential solution to one of the world?s biggest environmental problems.

Apr 17th, 2018

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Researchers use light to turn yeast into biochemical factories

Researchers have used a combination of light and genetic engineering to controlling the metabolism, or basic chemical process, of a living cell. Building on techniques that already have transformed the field of neuroscience, the researchers used light to control genetically-modified yeast and increase its output of commercially valuable chemicals.

Mar 22nd, 2018

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Programming DNA to deliver cancer drugs

Scientists have developed technology to program strands of DNA into switches that turn proteins on and off. This technology could lead to the development of new cancer therapies and other drugs.

Mar 19th, 2018

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