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BlogByte: What’s in a name? Synthetic Biology

Synthetic biology (SB) is a relative newcomer to the biology arena, but by the time you graduate in science it could be well established. [In July 2013 the UK Government made a £24 million cash injection into SB]. So what is ‘synthetic biology’? Like all new ideas a definition of Synthetic Biology will probably change overtime. At […]


Career story: Gravesend to Glasgow (UK), via USA, ‘on a braintrain’

[Adapted from: ‘People and Ideas’, Journal of Cell Biology, and produced with the kind permission of Professor Karen Vousden, Director, Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow] If at age 14 you told a Careers Adviser visiting your school that you wanted to be a Research Scientist and they said “that’s much too difficult, how […]