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Microsoft Researcher Says Encryption Could Help Control NSA Phone Surveillance | MIT Technology Review

Microsoft Researcher Says Encryption Could Help Control NSA Phone Surveillance | MIT Technology Review | Bio-Defence Industry Analyst | Scoop.it
Cryptography could enforce limits on data collected for surveillance data while still permitting agencies to do their jobs, argues a Microsoft researcher.
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The future of biological warfare - Casadevall - 2012 - Microbial Biotechnology - Wiley Online Library

The future of biological warfare - Casadevall - 2012 - Microbial Biotechnology - Wiley Online Library | Bio-Defence Industry Analyst | Scoop.it
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BioBuilding: Synthetic Biology for Teachers: Lab 3 --TinkerCell - OpenWetWare

BioBuilding: Synthetic Biology for Teachers: Lab 3 --TinkerCell - OpenWetWare | Bio-Defence Industry Analyst | Scoop.it

As I have mentioned elsewhere I really like many of the ideas embedded in TinkerCell - Deepak Chandran did a great job in its design and implementation.  If you want to experiment with synthetic biology this is a great example for simulating a baterial photography system. Click on the image or title to learn more.


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Military Becomes a Major Funder of Synthetic Biology, and Scientists Are Mostly Fine With That

Military Becomes a Major Funder of Synthetic Biology, and Scientists Are Mostly Fine With That | Bio-Defence Industry Analyst | Scoop.it

Biologists have of late been spared these dilemmas, as President Nixon officially dismantled the nation’s biological weapons program in 1969. But synthetic biology is about transforming biology into an engineering discipline, so perhaps it’s no surprise that the field is confronting the same sorts of questions that may be familiar to physical scientists and engineers.


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Biology Image Library

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RT @BiologyImageLib: Great news! We have passed the 5 000 image mark in Molecular & Celluar Biology! http://t.co/EiFFeloaWH

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Great resource if you need imagery to explain or show molelcular or cellular biological processes and related content.

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Triton Algae Raises $5M

Triton Algae Raises $5M | Bio-Defence Industry Analyst | Scoop.it

Triton says it has developed a synthetic biology platform that also uses algae to produce “high value” proteins. The company says it already is producing complex proteins, enzymes, and other biologics that are cost-effective and can be immediately used in agricultural, pharmaceutical, and other retail markets.


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3-D Printing Blood Vessels into Artificial Tissues Could Eliminate Need for Donor Organs | MIT Technology Review

3-D Printing Blood Vessels into Artificial Tissues Could Eliminate Need for Donor Organs | MIT Technology Review | Bio-Defence Industry Analyst | Scoop.it
Artificial tissue has always lacked a key ingredient: blood vessels. A new 3-D printing technique seems poised to change that.
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A robust TALENs system for highly efficient mammalian genome editing - Sci. Reports

A robust TALENs system for highly efficient mammalian genome editing - Sci. Reports | Bio-Defence Industry Analyst | Scoop.it

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Feng et al, 2013

Currently, for genomic editing in cultured cells, two plasmids encoding a pair of TALENs are co-transfected, followed by limited dilution to isolate cell colonies with the intended genomic manipulation. However, uncertain transfection efficiency becomes a bottleneck, especially in hard-to-transfect cells, reducing the overall efficiency of genome editing. We have developed a robust TALENs system in which each TALEN plasmid also encodes a fluorescence protein. Thus, cells transfected with both TALEN plasmids, a prerequisite for genomic editing, can be isolated by fluorescence-activated cell sorting. Our improved TALENs system can be applied to all cultured cells to achieve highly efficient genomic editing. Furthermore, an optimized procedure for genomic editing using TALENs is also presented. We expect our system to be widely adopted by the scientific community.


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New Centre for Doctoral Training in Synthetic Biology announced

New Centre for Doctoral Training in Synthetic Biology announced | Bio-Defence Industry Analyst | Scoop.it

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Synthetic Biology will combine world-leading expertise in engineering and the physical and life sciences at the Universities of Oxford, Bristol and Warwick to create the next generation of industrial and academic leaders in the important new field of synthetic biology.


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BioDefence Industry Analyst: DARPA's 7-Day Bio-Defence and the Future of Synthetic Vaccines

BioDefence Industry Analyst: DARPA's 7-Day Bio-Defence and the Future of Synthetic Vaccines | Bio-Defence Industry Analyst | Scoop.it
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Study Finds Flaw in RSA Implementation of Encryption Standard | MIT Technology Review

Study Finds Flaw in RSA Implementation of Encryption Standard | MIT Technology Review | Bio-Defence Industry Analyst | Scoop.it
If the NSA did have the keys to the backdoor in a random number generator it could break some encryption without trouble.
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Designer Virus Pioneer Sees a Revolution Ahead for Synthetic Biology

Designer Virus Pioneer Sees a Revolution Ahead for Synthetic Biology | Bio-Defence Industry Analyst | Scoop.it

When researchers synthesized the poliovirus from scratch 10 years ago, it was a major feat in the rapidly growing field of synthetic biology. For the first time, scientists had chemically stitched together bits of DNA to create a functional virus without the guidance of a biological template.

Now the virologist who led that team, Eckard Wimmer of Stony Brook University, continues to push the field by constructing designer viruses and, potentially, designer vaccines. New York Genome Center spoke with Wimmer recently about the future of synthetic biology.


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Synthetic Biology: Key Field of the Future

Synthetic Biology: Key Field of the Future | Bio-Defence Industry Analyst | Scoop.it
Synthetic biology is a field of science that has been emerging in the last few years and could have a significant future impact with the potential to pro-actively manage biology and reshape many industrial sectors.

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Biotech Billionaire Nets $1.5 Billion On Intrexon - Forbes

Biotech Billionaire Nets $1.5 Billion On Intrexon - Forbes | Bio-Defence Industry Analyst | Scoop.it

Investments in SB companies could be profitable. Intrexon is in the realm of “synthetic biology,” a more radical version of existing biotech genetic tweaking that includes reengineering living cells from the ground up. In one day only shares went up 1.5 B USD!


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"DIY Bioterrorism" - the SB perspective

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The emergence of synthetic biology and DIYbio has increased the likelihood that Al Qaeda will succeed in developing biological WMDs. The low cost and significantly reduced level of necessary expertise may change how many non-state actors view biological weapons as a worthwhile investment. This is not to say that suddenly anyone can make a weapon or that it is easy. To the contrary making an effective biological weapon will still be difficult, only much easier and cheaper than it has been in the past.


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Gene Therapy Might Grow Replacement Tissue Inside the Body

Gene Therapy Might Grow Replacement Tissue Inside the Body | Bio-Defence Industry Analyst | Scoop.it

Duke researchers use gene therapy to direct stem cells into becoming new cartilage on a synthetic scaffold even after implantation into a living body


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Open questions in origin of life: experimental studies on the origin of nucleic acids and proteins with specific and functional sequences by a chemical synthetic biology approach

Open questions in origin of life: experimental studies on the origin of nucleic acids and proteins with specific and functional sequences by a chemical synthetic biology approach | Bio-Defence Industry Analyst | Scoop.it
Open questions in origin of life: experimental studies on the origin of nucleic acids and proteins with specific and functional sequences by a chemical synthetic biology approach

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Nasal vaccine protects mice from West Nile virus - FierceBiotech ...

Nasal vaccine protects mice from West Nile virus - FierceBiotech ... | Bio-Defence Industry Analyst | Scoop.it
A nasal vaccine developed by researchers at Duke University provided protective immunity against West Nile virus in mice after two doses, according to new research presented recently at the American Society for ...

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Becoming biohackers: Learning the game

Becoming biohackers: Learning the game | Bio-Defence Industry Analyst | Scoop.it
More and more amateur biologists are carrying out genetic experiments in homes and garages worldwide. How easy is it to do? Three writers tried to find out.
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