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Imagine a city lit by cool to touch, wireless, low carbon lighting. Glowee, a start-up based in Paris, France, is using synthetic biology to create bioluminescence-based lighting in any shape. The company was founded by 25-year-old Sandra Rey. Glowee’s lighting uses non-pathogenic bacteria, Aliivibrio fischeri, which provides the bioluminescence in squid.  The bacteria in a […]

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The AquAdvantage salmon, a fast-growing salmon from AquaBounty Technologies, has become the first genetically-modified animal to gain approval for human consumption from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The AquAdvantage Atlantic salmon has been genetically modified to include an rDNA construct composed of the growth hormone gene from Chinook salmon under the control of […]

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Many companies set their sights on the large and lucrative US market, and those developing products based on synthetic biology are no exception. However, this isn’t as straightforward as it sounds. According to a report published by the Synthetic Biology Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the path to approval for these […]

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