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At up to £60 a cup, kopi luwak is one of the rarest and most expensive kinds of coffee in the world – it is also one with perhaps the oddest source. The coffee is made out of the beans from partially digested coffee berries that have been eaten and… umm… defecated by Asian palm […]

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    Synthetic biology is a new and exciting cross-disciplinary field that combines engineering approaches and mindsets with chemistry, computing and biological research, allowing scientists to design and engineer organisms to carry out new roles, for example synthesising products not normally found in nature. These approaches could have an impact across a wide range of […]

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  When we talk about the tech revolution that is currently sweeping the industrialised world, most people tend to think about search engines, tablet computers and smartphone apps. But there’s another exciting area, which has perhaps been little understood so far, that is really starting to come into its own:  synthetic biology. Synthetic biology uses […]

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