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Researchers looking into retinitis pigmentosa have been able to improve vision in rats using the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology. Retinitis pigmentosa is an inherited retinal condition that gradually reduces vision over years as the retinal cells die. It starts with loss of night vision and peripheral vision, leading to deterioration of the detailed vision needed […]

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Alaska Airlines and the Washington State University-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) made history on 14 November 2016 by flying the first commercial flight using 20% cellulosic renewable alcohol to jet (ATJ) fuel made from waste wood using synthetic biology. Airline travel is a huge consumer of fossil fuels, but one of the challenges of […]

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On 11 October in London, Rainbow Seed Fund Investment Director Oliver Sexton will be speaking at the Innovation Forum’s Innovation in Synthetic Biology conference. The event joins leading synthetic biology experts from academia and industry with entrepreneurs, investors and policymakers to review the current environment and explore future trends in the field. Oliver will speak […]

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