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Business Secretary announces £40M for UK synthetic biology

Business Secretary Vince Cable has announced £40M investment in UK synthetic biology at the Manchester Institute for Biotechnology, where researchers are using the technology to investigate how to use bacteria in place of fossil fuels to produce the chemicals we need to manufacture a wide variety of everyday products from credit cards, to nappies, to Tupperware tubs. Dr Cable announced £32M to establish three new Synthetic Biology Research Centres at the University of Edinburgh, the University of Manchester and the University of Warwick.

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