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Pragmatic approach to responsible innovation proposed

Photo of Prof Joyce Tait

A study proposes a radical new approach to the responsible development of innovative products, processes and services by companies and organisations operating in the bioeconomy and related industry sectors.

SynBioBlog: Building Human Artificial Chromosomes on the other side of the world

“I am just off to Japan to do some experiments.” This was the easiest way I could explain to my family that I was going to Japan to learn how to synthesize artificial chromosomes.

SAW Trust inspires for second year

tie dye art work in the class

On April 21st, SynthSys welcomed Jenni Rant and the SAW Training team back to Edinburgh for our second annual training event bringing their innovative approach to teaching science to children using the power of words and pictures.