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Developments in the engineering and synthesis of artificial life and living improvements.
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3D Printing Using Genetically Modified Bacteria and Orange Juice

3D Printing Using Genetically Modified Bacteria and Orange Juice | Bioengineering and Synthetic Life | Scoop.it
Biohacking is the next big thing, but people aren't just talking about it anymore, they're using it to 3d print objects.Read more on MAKE
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Iconic US Tree May Be Saved by Genetic Engineering

Iconic US Tree May Be Saved by Genetic Engineering | Bioengineering and Synthetic Life | Scoop.it
The American chestnut tree was practically wiped out from the eastern United States 100 years ago by a deadly fungus, but now, thanks to a tweaked gene, researchers are growing trees that appear to be resistant.
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Bioprinting Is Booming & Rainbow Biosciences Wants a Piece

Bioprinting Is Booming & Rainbow Biosciences Wants a Piece | Bioengineering and Synthetic Life | Scoop.it
Rainbow Biosciences,has signed a partnership to further develop and market n3D’s BiO Assay, the world’s first commercially available 3D bioprinting system.
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Testing on 3D Printed Human Tissue

Testing on 3D Printed Human Tissue | Bioengineering and Synthetic Life | Scoop.it
Aspect Biosystems has created a 3D printer that will bioprint human tissue capable of developing full biological functions.
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Genetic Engineering Will Create Super-Intelligent Humans Within a Decade

Genetic Engineering Will Create Super-Intelligent Humans Within a Decade | Bioengineering and Synthetic Life | Scoop.it
Because intelligence is such a strong genetic trait, rapidly advancing genetics research could result in the ability to create a class of super-intelligent humans one-thousand times higher in IQ than today's most brilliant thinkers.
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River Life: An experiment is in the works for the St. Johns River and Florida

River Life: An experiment is in the works for the St. Johns River and Florida | Bioengineering and Synthetic Life | Scoop.it
River Life: Artificial reefs will be be deployed in the St. Johns River as an experiment to see if fishing and water quality improve.
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Scientists Create Possible Precursor To Life In Virtual Computer Experiment

Scientists Create Possible Precursor To Life In Virtual Computer Experiment | Bioengineering and Synthetic Life | Scoop.it
How did life originate? And can scientists create life? These questions not only occupy the minds of scientists interested in the origin of life, but also researchers working with technology of the future.
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Organovo Only 4-6 Years Away From 3D Printing Partial Livers For Human Implantation

Organovo Only 4-6 Years Away From 3D Printing Partial Livers For Human Implantation | Bioengineering and Synthetic Life | Scoop.it
There are so many areas within the 3D printing space one can get excited about; however, in my opinion one of the most exciting areas is the work being done
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Elon Musk: artificial intelligence is our biggest existential threat

Elon Musk: artificial intelligence is our biggest existential threat | Bioengineering and Synthetic Life | Scoop.it
The AI investor says that humanity risks ‘summoning a demon’ and calls for more regulatory oversight. By Samuel Gibbs
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US Army invests in 3D bioprinting for skin repair and organ reconstruction

US Army invests in 3D bioprinting for skin repair and organ reconstruction | Bioengineering and Synthetic Life | Scoop.it
The U.S. Army is investing in regenerative medicine and 3-D bioprinting, according to officials. Scientists are aiming to print skin cells on the patient using a 3D bio-printer to help injured soldiers recover from the wounds of war.

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The best use for 3D bioprinting? Reconstructing Van Gogh’s severed ear, obviously

The best use for 3D bioprinting? Reconstructing Van Gogh’s severed ear, obviously | Bioengineering and Synthetic Life | Scoop.it
Just when we thought 3D printing couldn't get any weirder, a Dutch artist used Van Gogh's DNA and a 3D bioprinter to reconstruct his infamous severed ear (The best use for #3D #bioprinting? Reconstructing Van Gogh's severed ear, apparently.
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BioPrinting - Who Will Regulate 3D Medical Printing?

http://bioprintingworld.com/bioprinting-videos-ted-talks-bioprinting/ BioPrinting is here. So is the FDA. What happens now? See this 1 minute BioPrinting video.
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Daniel Nocera: Maverick Inventor of the Artificial Leaf

Daniel Nocera: Maverick Inventor of the Artificial Leaf | Bioengineering and Synthetic Life | Scoop.it
National Geographic Daniel Nocera: Maverick Inventor of the Artificial Leaf National Geographic Life on Earth has converted energy from the sun for at least three billion years, and the sun may be the answer to our energy needs in the future, he...
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Synthetic biology could be the key to manned space missions

Synthetic biology could be the key to manned space missions | Bioengineering and Synthetic Life | Scoop.it
The secret to pulling off long-term manned space missions is biomanufacturing – at least, that's the argument presented by scientists at Berkeley Lab who be...
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3D Bioprinted Thyroid Gland by 2015, Kidney by 2018

3D Bioprinted Thyroid Gland by 2015, Kidney by 2018 | Bioengineering and Synthetic Life | Scoop.it
Predictions as to when the first living, transplantable organs will be available has been the subject of much debate. However, according to a group of Russian s
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FDA Conference on 3D Printing Regulation Coming Soon

FDA Conference on 3D Printing Regulation Coming Soon | Bioengineering and Synthetic Life | Scoop.it
The FDA is holding a workshop and forum to discuss possible assessments for 3D printing regulation in medicine, including devices and drugs.
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3D Bioprinting Set to go Big in China, Thanks to Anyprint’s $20K B01CS Bioprinter

3D Bioprinting Set to go Big in China, Thanks to Anyprint’s $20K B01CS Bioprinter | Bioengineering and Synthetic Life | Scoop.it
3D bioprinting is one of those technologies that seems as though it would be more likely to show up in a science fiction movie than one of today's research faci
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3D Bioprinting Body Parts

3D Bioprinting Body Parts | Bioengineering and Synthetic Life | Scoop.it
A team of University of Otago researchers is investigating how 3D bioprinters could print joint implants or body parts using a patient's own cells.
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The Bioprinting Process

The Bioprinting Process | Bioengineering and Synthetic Life | Scoop.it
Organovo’s bioprinting process centers around the identification of key architectural and compositional elements of a target tissue, and the creation of a design that can be utilized by a bioprinter to generate that tissue in the laboratory...
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Genetic Engineering: Synthetic Milk May Be Next After Synthetic Meat

Genetic Engineering: Synthetic Milk May Be Next After Synthetic Meat | Bioengineering and Synthetic Life | Scoop.it
A start-up firm plans to have synthetic cow's milk made from engineered yeast ready by 2017.
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Bioprinting skin just got cheaper and faster

Bioprinting skin just got cheaper and faster | Bioengineering and Synthetic Life | Scoop.it
Two engineering students from the University of Toronto have developed a machine that prints functional human skin. Arianna McAllister and Lian Leng received the 2014 James Dyson Award for their invention, the PrintAlive Bioprinter.
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US Army is Researching 3D Printing & its Potential in Facial Reconstruction ... - 3DPrint.com

US Army is Researching 3D Printing & its Potential in Facial Reconstruction ... - 3DPrint.com | Bioengineering and Synthetic Life | Scoop.it
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BWH is Making Progress With Bioprinting Blood Vessels

BWH is Making Progress With Bioprinting Blood Vessels | Bioengineering and Synthetic Life | Scoop.it
BWH is Making Progress With Bioprinting Blood Vessels - http://t.co/gLIg4qSCNl
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3D bioprinting of stem cell structures could combat osteoarthritis

3D bioprinting of stem cell structures could combat osteoarthritis | Bioengineering and Synthetic Life | Scoop.it
3D bioprinting experts at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine are examining techniques that print stem cells into robust scaffolding structure...

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3D Printing Organs, Blood Vessels and All, Takes a Big Step Toward Reality

3D Printing Organs, Blood Vessels and All, Takes a Big Step Toward Reality | Bioengineering and Synthetic Life | Scoop.it
There’s something a little creepy-sounding about the phrase “lab-grown organs,” but producing human organs in the lab could have a range of (3D Printing Organs and Blood Vessels Takes a Big Step Toward Reality #3dprinting #bioprinting #future
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