Archive for the ‘Synthetic Biology’ Category

Amyris Renewable Diesel Receives EPA Registration

In Synthetic Biology on April 20, 2009 at 10:49 pm

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As Synthetic Biology Becomes Affordable, Amateur Labs Thrive

In Synthetic Biology on October 13, 2008 at 8:02 pm

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Harvard Researchers Create Computer Language That can Penetrate the “Mind” of a Cell

In Artificial Intelligence, Computer, Information Technology, Synthetic Biology on July 26, 2008 at 6:50 pm

“Through incorporating principles of engineering, we’ve developed a language that can describe biology in the same way a biologist would,” says Gunawardena. “The potential here is enormous. This opens the door to actually performing discovery science, to look at things like drug interactions, right on the computer.”

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Structure of hydrogen splitting enzyme revealed

In Energy, Synthetic Biology on July 26, 2008 at 6:44 pm

Scientists in Germany have brought the prospect of generating cheap electricity from hydrogen a step closer by taking a snapshot of an elusive enzyme that can split the gas as efficiently as a platinum catalyst.

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Everything you needed to know about human-created life forms but were afraid to ask

In Synthetic Biology on July 9, 2008 at 2:36 am

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Mad Science Contest: Build a Lifeform and We’ll Send You to Hong Kong or Give You $1000

In Synthetic Biology on July 8, 2008 at 2:16 am

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Artificial DNA Made Exclusively of Nonnatural C-Nucleosides with Four Types of Nonnatural Bases

In Synthetic Biology on July 3, 2008 at 3:39 pm

We describe a new class of DNA-like oligomers made exclusively of nonnatural, stable C-nucleosides. The nucleosides comprise four types of nonnatural bases attached to a deoxyribose through an acetylene bond with the β-configuration. The artificial DNA forms right-handed duplexes and triplexes with the complementary artificial DNA. The hybridization occurs spontaneously and sequence-selectively, and the resulting duplexes have thermal stabilities very close to those of natural duplexes. The artificial DNA might be applied to a future extracellular genetic system with information storage and amplifiable abilities.


Synthetic Biology Concept note by the International Risk Governance Council

In Synthetic Biology on July 2, 2008 at 2:24 am

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Synthetic Biology: social and ethical challenges

In Synthetic Biology on June 21, 2008 at 12:18 am

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Synthetic biology gives ecosystem clues

In Synthetic Biology on May 25, 2008 at 7:51 pm

Bioengineers have used genetically altered bacteria to provide new insights into how the complex relationship of predator and prey.
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