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A Microbial Platform for the Biosynthesis of New Drugs

Christina Smolke of Stanford University in the U.S. will develop synthetic biology platforms to improve the scale and efficiency of microbial systems used to discover, develop, and produce drugs based on natural products. Such new biosynthesis approaches could lead to new and less expensive drugs for global health.

More information about Apply Synthetic Biology to Global Health Challenges (Round 8)

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