NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Four interdisciplinary teams of investigators at the University of Wisconsin-Madison plan to use a $1 million grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation to combine biology and engineering to develop synthetic biology foundries, UW-Madison said today.

Consisting of a suite of computational tools, instrumentation, hardware fabrication languages, and tailored small molecules, the foundries will be designed to make it easier and faster to synthesize new genomes.

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