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A Scientific Delicacy: Get your own personalised cheddar

Christina Agapakis, a Norwegian biologist at UCLA, has cultured bacteria found in armpits, mouths, belly buttons and toes to make cheese. Its part of a new project, called Selfmade, that came out of Synthetic Aesthetics project whose aim is synthetic biologists, artists and designers from all round the world to collaborate and to investigate what it means to design nature. Agapakis explains that “the dairy on display doesn’t smell or look much different than what you’d find at your local cheese shop” Read more here.  

Wearing Pink & Blue

On Friday 25th April, we all wore pink & blue to support the Undiagnosed Children’s Day! A large campaign with the tag #itsamystery was busy over all social media to raise awareness of children with undiagnosed diseases. Read more here.  

DNAdigest presents at the Royal Society of Medicine

On Tuesday 29th April, the 140th Medical Innovations Briefing took place at the Royal Academy of Medicine. A lot of important and respected personalities in the medical and science society were invited including the MP Science Minister Rt Hon David Willets. Our founder & CEO Fiona Nielsen was honored to speak and present DNAdigest. The crowd was very enthusiastic as a lot of invitees came to speak to us and find out more about our activities at the drinks reception.

Insights from a DNAdigestee

Sarah Carl, Ph.D student in Genetics from University of Cambridge, attended our 3rd Hack Day event on 5th April and enthusiastically shared her experience from the day on her personal blog! Read more here.  Also, Sarah is one of the first persons receiving our new shiny badges. Get yours here.    

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