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Experimental Digital Synaesthetics in Fashion, Art & Science, on the iPad & online.

Experimental Digital Synaesthetics in Fashion, Art & Science, on the iPad & online. | Synthetic Biology, BioInformatics, BioHacking | Scoop.it

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Scientists Create First Living Organism With 'Artificial' DNA - Huffington Post

Scientists Create First Living Organism With 'Artificial' DNA - Huffington Post | Synthetic Biology, BioInformatics, BioHacking | Scoop.it

 

Scientists first questioned whether life could store information using other chemical groups than A, C, G and T in the 1960s. But it wasn’t until 1989 that Steven Benner, coaxed modified forms of cytosine (C) and guanine (G) into DNA molecules. In test-tube reactions, strands made of these “funny letters”, as Benner calls them, copied themselves and encoded RNA and proteins.

 

The bases engineered by Romesberg’s team are more alien, bearing little chemical resemblance to the four natural ones. In a 2008 paper, and in follow-up experiments, the group reported efforts to pair chemicals together from a list of 60 candidates and screen the 3,600 resulting combinations. They identified a pair of bases, known as d5SICS and dNaM, that looked promising. In particular, the molecules had to be compatible with the enzymatic machinery that copies and translates DNA.

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Decentralizing Science: Local Biohacking

Decentralizing Science: Local Biohacking | Synthetic Biology, BioInformatics, BioHacking | Scoop.it

Do-It-Yourself scientists working in hackerspaces are positioned to make significant contributions with low overhead and little formal training (becoming necessary and valuable apprenticeship sites as the current higher education system deteriorates). The state has yet to heavily clamp down, but, because such freedom threatens the status quo, we can expect intervention to intensify. (...) - by Sebastian A.B., IEET,Jul 17, 2013


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Tree of Science's curator insight, August 2, 2013 6:16 AM

Biohackers and DIYbiologists communities are growing fast. They are opening new opportunities for research by bringing creativity and innovation #openscience

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Autodesk Builds Its Own Real Virus, Based on Systems Biology

Autodesk Builds Its Own Real Virus, Based on Systems Biology | Synthetic Biology, BioInformatics, BioHacking | Scoop.it

 

Autodesk, a company which develops design software, produced a synthetic Phi-X174 bacteriophage, a virus that infects E. coli bacteria but is totally benign for humans. 

 

The effort was a sort of scientific homage to the work of the J. Craig Venter Institute, which first produced the self-replicating synthetic virus back in 2003, following a more than five-year research effort. In Autodesk’s case, it took a little more than two weeks and about $1,000.

That achievement says a lot about how far the science of synthetic biology has come — and a lot about where Autodesk is going.


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Samuel Viana's curator insight, May 23, 2014 12:56 PM
A AutoDesk, criadora do software de modelação AutoCAD, criou o seu primeiro vírus. Mas não é um vírus informático, como à primeira vista possa parecer, mas sim biológico, já que a Autodesk também se lançou neste campo de pesquisa já lá vão dez anos. Este vírus é capaz de infectar a "clássica" bactéria-modelo E. coli.