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Engineering Biology in Cambridge



Our researchers are using engineering biology tools to understand basic biology and improve medical treatments.

Understanding the basic mechanisms of how biological systems work is an important area of research. It underpins a wide variety of applications including medicine, agriculture and biomanufacturing. Exploration of biological systems can lead to the discovery and development of Engineering Biology tools. In this way researchers can 'borrow' tools from biology.

The CRISPR/Cas9 system is an excellent example of this. These tools can then be re-applied to engineer other biological systems. In recent years this has led to major advancements in the fields of bioscience research and biomedicine.

Cambridge has a long and prestigious history in the area of bioscience research. Many Cambridge researchers use engineering biology tools in their biological and biomedical research. 

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