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Synthetic biology | Dezeen

Synthetic biology | Dezeen | Bioengineering | Scoop.it
The latest design using synthetic biological processes curated by Dezeen, including 3D-printed fungus chair and a self-repairing shoe made from protocells
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Scientists program cells to remember and respond to series of stimuli

Scientists program cells to remember and respond to series of stimuli | Bioengineering | Scoop.it
MIT engineers have programmed cells to remember and respond to events. This approach to circuit design enables scientists to create complex cellular state machines and track cell histories.
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Hacking microbes

Hacking microbes | Bioengineering | Scoop.it
MIT spinout Ginkgo Bioworks, a synthetic-biology startup, is re-engineering yeast to act as tiny organic “factories” that produce chemicals for the flavor, fragrance, and food industries, more quickly, cheaply, and efficiently than traditional methods.
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New Material Can Change Its Color and Texture Like a Cuttlefish

Beyond camouflage applications, material holds out promise for speeding up growth of biological tissue
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Hacking the Human OS

Hacking the Human OS | Bioengineering | Scoop.it
Medicine has always sought to understand the human body’s operating system. Now, with biometric sensors and big data analytics, we’re learning how to fix the bugs
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Lasers Switch Bad Memories to Good in Mice

Researchers use optogenetics to change a mouse's association with a memory from negative to positive or vice versa
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Scientists Control a Fly’s Heart With a Laser

Stimulating cardiac tissue with light points the way toward an optogenetic pacemaker
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DNA Manufacturing Enters the Age of Mass Production

DNA Manufacturing Enters the Age of Mass Production | Bioengineering | Scoop.it
Synthetic-biology startups adopt technologies from the computer industry
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Tech Companies Mull Storing Data in DNA

Tech Companies Mull Storing Data in DNA | Bioengineering | Scoop.it
As conventional storage technologies struggle to keep up with big data, interest grows in a biological alternative
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Why We Should Teach Kids to Code Biology, Not Just Software

Why We Should Teach Kids to Code Biology, Not Just Software | Bioengineering | Scoop.it
Almost ten years ago, Freeman Dyson ventured a wild forecast:  “I predict that the domestication of biotechnology will dominate our lives during the next fifty years at least as much... read more
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China 'clone factory' scientist eyes human replication

China 'clone factory' scientist eyes human replication | Bioengineering | Scoop.it
The Chinese scientist behind the world's biggest cloning factory has technology advanced enough to replicate humans, he told AFP, and is only holding off for fear of the public reaction.
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One Of The World's Top Aging Researchers Has A Pill To Keep You Feeling Young

One Of The World's Top Aging Researchers Has A Pill To Keep You Feeling Young | Bioengineering | Scoop.it
Elysium Health hasn't discovered the fountain of youth, but their new supplementwith the backing of some of the world's foremost authorities on...
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MIT team builds most complex synthetic biology circuit yet

MIT team builds most complex synthetic biology circuit yet | Bioengineering | Scoop.it
New sensor can detect four different molecules, could be used to program cells to precisely monitor their environments.
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Recording analog memories in human cells

Recording analog memories in human cells | Bioengineering | Scoop.it
MIT biological engineers have devised a way to record complex histories in the DNA of human cells, allowing them to store and retrieve memories of past events. This system could help scientists study how cells differentiate during embryonic development; experience environmental conditions; and undergo genetic changes that lead to disease.
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Will the Whill Hi-Tech Wheelchair Sell?

Will the Whill Hi-Tech Wheelchair Sell? | Bioengineering | Scoop.it
A Japanese startup is betting that an aging population of tech savvy first adopters will want their super-wheelchair
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With a Better Optogenetic Light Switch, Scientists Can Flip Neurons On and Off

Tiny, fully implantable LED device can activate brain cells as mice scamper around
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Brain Scanning Just Got Very Good—and Very Unsettling

The U.S. government’s Human Connectome Project moves into its second phase—and its brain scans are being used to predict individuals’ behavior and intelligence
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Silicon Nanoparticles Provide Biocompatible Solution to Cancer Detection and Treatment

Silicon Nanoparticles Provide Biocompatible Solution to Cancer Detection and Treatment | Bioengineering | Scoop.it
Porous silicon nanoparticles offer harmless diagnostic and therapeutic solution for many types of cancer
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The Next Genetics Moonshot: Building a Human Genome from Scratch

The Human Genome Project-Write could bring down the cost of DNA manufacturing
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Sensors Slip into the Brain, Then Dissolve When the Job Is Done

Sensors Slip into the Brain, Then Dissolve When the Job Is Done | Bioengineering | Scoop.it
Transient electronics monitor pressure and temperature for five days and then disappear
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Bioart: An introduction

Bioart: An introduction | Bioengineering | Scoop.it
Joe Davis is an artist who works not only with paints or pastels, but also with genes and bacteria. In 1986, he collaborated with geneticist Dan Boyd to encode a symbol for life and femininity into an E. coli bacterium. The piece, called Microvenus, was the first artwork to use the tools and techniques of molecular biology. Since then, bioart has become one of several contemporary art forms (including reclamation art and nanoart) that apply scientific methods and technology to explore living sys
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Why we can trust scientists with the power of new gene-editing technology

Why we can trust scientists with the power of new gene-editing technology | Bioengineering | Scoop.it
A summit of experts from around the world is meeting in Washington to consider the scientific, ethical and governance issues linked to research into gene editing. Convened in response to recent advances in the field, the summit includes experts from the US National Academy of Science, the UK's Royal Society and the Chinese Academy of Science.
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