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UC Berkeley: Engineered Yeast Produces CBD, THC

Posted by BCI Staff on Thu, Mar 14, 2019

UC Berkeley researchers typically enjoy their research more than most. Having a sense of humor, and a sense of adventure helps. I  just found a fun blip on the UC Berkeley research news feed that suggests, even when growing yeast, they may have more fun than the rest of us. herb-2915337_1920

UC Berkeley synthetic biologists have engineered brewer’s yeast to produce marijuana’s main ingredients—mind-altering THC and non-psychoactive CBD—as well as novel cannabinoids not found in the plant itself.


There is a popular research event coming up this summer that researchers and local life science professionals  are invited to attend:

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UC Berkeley





UC Berkeley funding stats include:

  • 2017 Total R & D: $770,822,000
  • 2017 Life Science R & D Expenditures: $224,599,000
  • 2017 Total R&D ranking: 26th
  • 2018 NIH Funding: $128,403,875ucberkattendees
  • UC Berkeley will partner in the recently announced $600 million Chan Zuckerberg science ‘Biohub’, a collaborative center aimed at accelerating the development of breakthrough scientific and medical advancements.
  • The Berkeley research team, in partnership with a team from the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle, have received $65.5 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to catalog all the cells of a mouse brain with the goal of using this catalog to later classify all cells in the human brain.
  • The National Science Foundation announced a $35 million award to establish the the Molecular Sciences Software Institute, which will be led by UC Berkeley scientists.  

We invite you to attend our upcoming UC Berkeley BioResearch Product Faire™ event.

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