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Bioscientists develop 'grammar' to design useful synthetic living systems

March 13, 2014

researchers with the Virginia Bioinformatics Inst. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Virginia Tech have used a computer-aided design tool to create genetic languages to guide the design of biological systems. Full Story

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