Synthetic biology - engineering life - is set to revolutionise the world, but how? Weíll be hearing about some of the most exciting applications for synthetic biology, and how itís being commercialised. Plus, our gene of the month has got itself all in a twist. This is the Naked Genetics podcast for December 2015 with me, Dr Kat Arney, brought to you in association with The Genetics Society, online at genetics.org.uk.
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Paul Freemont is co-director and co-founder of the Imperial College
synthetic biology hub, told me about the pproaches he's exploring
Paul Kellamhas been investigating whether screening for variations in a
gene called IFITM3 could form a test for flu risk.
tephen Chambers is CEO of SynbiCITE - a national centre set up to turn
bright ideas in synthetic biology into commercial applications.
Geoff Baldwin is using nanocages to target cancer drugs to tumours, leaving
healthy cells unharmed.
And finally itís time for our Gene of the Month, and this time itís Curly.