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The UK is good at research, but poor at innovation. That’s a common view among policymakers, but an out-dated one, argues Andy Muir from the UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund who recently judged the BBSRC Innovator of the Year Award 2019. The UK is world class at producing scientific research, but poor at commercialising […]

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Innovative software company Synthace is working to transform the way that scientists and companies do biology. But they were helped in a critical transition in their business model by the UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund (UKI2S). London-based software company Synthace have a mission to transform the way scientists do biology. For the last century, […]

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The DNA alphabet just doubled in size. Steven Benner at the Foundation for Applied Molecular Evolution in Florida has published two new functional, artificial nucleobases. This is in addition to two more published previously from his group, and news they are working on a library of 10-12 artificial nucleobases. In the natural world, DNA is […]

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