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The cross-disciplinary field of synthetic biology allows scientists to design and engineer organisms to carry out new roles, has been put to solving another challenge – that of creating a vaccine against the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia. Caused by an infection with the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis,chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases […]

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One of the most satisfying things about working with early stage biotech ventures is helping start-ups execute on their ideas. At UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund we invest in scientists with ground breaking technology, who are highly capable on identifying applications but sometimes less familiar with the market and its commercial potential. These issues […]

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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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