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Synthetic biologists get $1.7 million to engineer world's strongest biomaterial

20:00 EDT 13 Jun 2018 | AAAS

(Colorado State University) Synthetic biologists at Colorado State University are attempting to manufacture sporopollenin in the lab using plants, and to control its properties using gene parts designed for specific functions, known as genetic circuits. Their goal is to produce coatings that could one day protect ships, bridges and other infrastructure that crack as they age.

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