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LETHBRIDGE - A team from the University of Lethbridge has captured first place at the 2013 North American iGEM Regional Jamboree in Toronto.

 

Their project includes developing a bioengineering part that compresses genetic information which works like a zip drive. They also developed software that quickly determines what DNA is compatible to compress together.

 

The U of L team of Dustin Smith, Graeme Glaister, Jenna Friedt, Suneet Kharey, Harland Brandon and Zak Stinson will now move on to the international competition, which will be held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston from November 1-4.

 

iGEM is the premier competition for young scientists interested in the emerging field of synthetic biology, which is quickly leading to new discoveries that will diversify key economic sectors such as pharmaceutical, agriculture , medical diagnostics, clean energy and resource extraction.



Posted on Monday, October 07, 2013 at 4/17/2014 3:34:34 PM
Source: Tristan Tuckett - Country 95 News
 
 
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