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Synthetic biology’s future

Dacia Herbulock posted in on March 9th, 2012.

A symposium on the future of synthetic biology (PDF) — designing and building new life forms from the ground up — will take place in Sydney next week (13 Mar), as part of a large international conference. This rapidly emerging technology has potential applications in medicine, agriculture, industrial processes, renewable energy and food science and raises […]

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Newsletter Digest: Southern Ocean carbon sink and NZ’s synthetic bio sitrep

Peter Griffin posted in on May 28th, 2010.

Will the Southern Ocean carbon sink hold? Ice core records show there was a sharp rise in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere – a nearly 50% increase – at the end of the last ice age. Scientists have long puzzled over the origin of all the extra CO2 that appeared as the great ice sheets […]

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