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Biotechnology leader Ginkgo Bioworks opens enormous new foundry

By Deanna Utroske

As September came to a close, Ginkgo opened a facility that changes the scale and scope of biotech ingredient and organism production exponentially. And, it’s at sites like this where tomorrow’s genetically engineered inputs for fragrance, cosmetics,...

EC says it cannot assess hair dye ingredient

EC says it cannot assess hair dye ingredient

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Months after it called for an opinion on Basic Blue 124, the European Commission has concluded that it cannot fully assess the safe use of the hair dye ingredient.

Scientists create biological version of synthetic coating

Scientists create biological version of synthetic coating

By Michelle Yeomans

UC Berkeley scientists have taken proteins from nerve cells and created a biological version of a synthetic coating used in everyday liquids such as cosmetics, to keep small particles from clumping together.

DNA profiling paving the way in personalised beauty

DNA profiling paving the way in personalised beauty

By Michelle Yeomans

Bespoke beauty treatments based on the individual's genetic code are no longer a notion of the future. Here, Cosmetics Design looks at what biotech companies are doing to advance the segment.

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