NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK government is providing £40 million ($65.8 million) to fund three new synthetic biology research centers that will serve as key components of a national strategy to ramp up research and industry capabilities in this field.

The funding will support a network of collaborative, multidisciplinary research centers; one in Bristol, another in Nottingham, and a third that is a partnership between researchers in Cambridge and Norwich.

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