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Rainbow Seed Fund is proud to sponsor the UK’s first Synthetic Biology accelerator programme announced by Bio-start. Companies have applied from all over the UK to enter the 10 week intensive programme of high-quality mentorship, entrepreneurial training & workshops, with access to a global network of customers and opportunities. The 15 companies selected to take part […]

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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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Plants get damaged by the sun just like people, and they protect themselves from sun damage by a process known as photoprotection, which includes the nonphotochemical quenching (NPQ) process. NPQ effectively acts as a sunscreen and stops the overproduction of damaging by-products of photosynthesis by turning excess light into heat. When there is too much […]

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