NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The UK government today announced £40 million ($60.2 million) in funding to bolster the country's synthetic biology research. 

Three new Synthetic Biology Research Centres will be created with £30 million, while work to develop synthetic DNA fragments needed for creating useful biological components will receive £8 million, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council said. BBSRC, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Medical Research Council, and the UK government are providing the funding through capital investments.  

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