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I hope you can join me tomorrow for a roundtable discussion with leaders about building the synthetic biology industrial platform while providing national security and sustainable U.S. leadership in the global bioeconomy. As the U.S. government is increasingly seeking bio-based solutions to solve challenges, we’ll explore how the synthetic biology community can best interact with the government to provide sustainable solutions at scale.

Sick of that blue mold on your bread? Protera recently received a $5.6 million boost from investors for its fermented protein that can replace artificial food additives and increase the shelf life of baked goods by 30 days or more.

Pivot Bio CEO Karsten Temme had a vision to create a better way to feed the world. Then, he raised over $100 million from Bill Gates and other major investors to make it happen. Check out his recent interview for The Rising.

Congrats to Xavier Duportet, CEO of Eligo Bioscience, who received 1.82 million from CARB-X. The company is developing CRISPR-based therapeutics to kill superbugs and prevent deadly infections in transplant patients.

We’ll be launching SynBioBeta Digital in the coming days. If you haven’t signed up for updates, do so today to receive special launch offers on this year’s exciting event. The Global Synthetic Biology Conference 2020, September 1-3, 2020.

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Is clarity coming for biobased chemicals? (Chemical & Engineering News)

Trying Silicon Valley’s hangover cure: Zbiotics wants to change your drinking habits and your attitude toward GMOs (GROW)

In its first tough test, CRISPR base editing slashes cholesterol levels in monkeys (STAT News)

Clean Academy by Biossance Impact Award™ to discover and foster the growth of future sustainability and environmental leaders (Press release)

New evidence shows editing human embryos wreaks havoc on DNA (Medium)

Tropic Biosciences is using gene editing to create a banana resistant to the deadly Panama disease (Sifted)

New synthetic biology tools unlock complex plant engineering (Phys.org)

Bio-ink for 3-D printing inside the body (IEEE Spectrum)

SOSV launches Momentum pre-accelerator programme (Silicon Republic)

This company wants to rewrite the future of genetic disease (Wired)

Evonik launches food supplement MEDOX® with plant pigments from Scandinavian bilberries in pharmacies all over Germany (Press release)

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