NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – As part of a new push to ramp up the UK's synthetic biology business sector, the UK government plans to provide £10 million ($16 million) over five years to fund the creation of a center that will accelerate development of new synthetic biology technologies toward commercialization.

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) said today that it wants proposals from institutions interested in founding an Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC) in Synthetic Biology that will support and develop new businesses in this industry.

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