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Wyss institute breakthrough

Wyss Researchers Discover the Best Way to Express Synthetic Genes

Researchers at Wyss Institute might have found the solution to very synthetic biologist’s nightmare: bacteria disobeying commands to express genes of interest. In an incredible breakthrough for synthetic biology, it was observed that using more rare words, or codons at the start of the gene, gives a boost to the proteins these genes produce. This […]

Synthetic Biologists Synthesize Semi-synthetic Ribosomes

Researchers have been trying to synthesize fully functional ribosomes in their laboratories for some time now without much success. Until now they have been using constituent parts of ribosomes to build new ones, and it hasn’t yielded much success as they have always ended up with poorly functional ribosomes outside the cellular environment. But not […]