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Reading’s iGEM team gears up for another year of success

Slumped with tiredness in my 9am lecture, after mentally preparing myself for a 2 hour struggle whilst waiting for the lecture to begin, a bashful Hannah Collard (3rd year biomedical student) stood before us and briefly talked about a meeting involving something called iGEM later that week.

You’ve probably never heard of iGEM – I know I certainly hadn’t until that hazy Tuesday morning – but I was intrigued, so decided to attend the meeting to see for myself if it was worth the hype, which was held by 2 members of the previous year’s team: Hannah, and Jarek Bryk – a postdoc from the NCBE.» >

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James Blake announced Mercury Prize winner 2013

James Blake was awarded with the prestigious 21st Mercury Prize award last week for his album, Overgrown. His win took many by surprise as he beat front runners Arctic Monkeys and David Bowie to win the £20,000 award. Blake is not your ordinary star, a classically trained pianist; the artist has made his own waves with his electronic soulful genre of music. He was hit with second time around luck after a nomination for the Mercury prize in 2011, in which he lost to PJ Harvey.» >

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