By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Yale University has launched its Biodesign Institute focused on bringing together cell biologists with engineers for the discovery of systems and design principles uniting living and synthetic materials at the nano-scale.

The institute, to be housed at Yale’s West Campus, will be home initially to laboratories of up to 10 newly hired research scientists. A faculty advisory committee will be appointed to help oversee the institute, which plans to open in early 2012.

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