After yesterday's intensive day of presentations, some in the iGEM crowd this morning look a little worse for wear. Several are sporting a square orange and black stamp on their cheeks, the stamp of the UCSF all-high school team. It got a little crazy at the pub last night, one of the organizers told me. (I can only guess that it was the legal-aged mentors, and not the high school students, who stayed out late stamping faces.) The UCSF team, whose project focused on intercellular organelles, is one of six finalists that were chosen last night. The others are UC Berkeley's linkurl:bactoblood,;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/53827/ Paris, which developed a technique to create the first multicellular synthetic bacterium; Peking, which worked on a two devices to spatially and temporally control cellular processes; linkurl:Ljublana,;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/53830/ which developed strategies for HIV therapies; and the University of Science and Technology in China, for a bacterial logic circuit. But...
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