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Students from across the UK were successful in winning 12 Gold, a Bronze and multiple category awards in the recent International Genetically Engineered Machines (iGEM) competition in Boston, Massachusetts. A team of undergraduate students from Imperial College London took the overall First Runner Up prize.
In 2012, the British company Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT) presented a tiny DNA sequencer that plugs into a USB port and sequence DNA directly from blood using an engineered nanopore. Analysing its data is the next step in portable sequencing.
Tiny diamonds are providing scientists with new possibilities for accurately measuring processes inside living cells, with potential to improve drug delivery. Researchers from Cardiff University’s Schools of Biosciences and Physics have unveiled a new method for viewing tiny diamonds inside living human cells.