Tag: synthetic biology

Innovation to Tackle Climate Change and Feed a Growing Population: Commercializing Synthetic Biology

Innovation to Tackle Climate Change and Feed a Growing Population: Commercializing Synthetic Biology

December 1, 2015 |

By Vonnie Estes, Special to The Digest Around the world, manufacturers make everyday products, from food to containers to fabrics, using processes and ingredients developed decades to centuries ago. These manufacturing systems have enabled impressive economic growth and raised the global standard of living. But as the land, water, and fossil fuel resources those systems […]

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UK to invest USD $16m in synthetic biology research over next 5 years

UK to invest USD $16m in synthetic biology research over next 5 years

November 5, 2012 |

In the UK, the government plans to invest USD$16m over the next five years to fund synthetic biology research. The project plans to build a center to study early-stage processes in order to boost and coordinate investments in the field. “Synthetic Biology has the ability to revolutionize major industries in bioenergy and biotechnology in the […]

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Friends of the Earth calls for moratorium on synthetic bio-based biofuels

Friends of the Earth calls for moratorium on synthetic bio-based biofuels

[ 0 ] October 4, 2010 |

In Washington, Friends of the Earth released a report “Synthetic Solutions to the Climate Crisis: The Dangers of Synthetic Biology for Biofuels Production,” concluding that synthetic biology projects including the creation of algae with synthetic DNA to produce fuels or synthetic yeast to break down biomass could have potentially devastating results if these organisms were […]

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