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Enzyme and metabolic engineering for the production of novel biopolymers: crossover of biological and chemical processes

Enzyme and metabolic engineering for the production of novel biopolymers: crossover of biological and chemical processes | SynBioFromLeukipposInstitute | Scoop.it
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Matsumoto K, Taguchi S.

"The development of synthetic biology has transformed microbes into useful factories for producing valuable polymers and/or their precursors from renewable biomass. Recent progress at the interface of chemistry and biology has enabled the production of a variety of new biopolymers with properties that substantially differ from their petroleum-derived counterparts. This review touches on recent trials and achievements in the field of biopolymer synthesis, including chemo-enzymatically synthesized aliphatic polyesters, wholly biosynthesized lactate-based polyesters, polyhydroxyalkanoates and other unusual bacterially synthesized polyesters. The expanding diversities in structure and the material properties of biopolymers are key for exploring practical applications. The enzyme and metabolic engineering approaches toward this goal are discussed by shedding light on the successful case studies."
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Programmable genetic circuits for pathway engineering

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Allison Hoynes-O’Connor, Tae Seok Moon 

"Highlights

•Genetic tools from synthetic biology hold potential for pathway engineering.
•With metabolic and environmental sensors, cells can respond to their conditions.
•Genetic circuits connect cellular conditions with the appropriate response.
•Multi-gene targeting allows simultaneous, orthogonal regulation of multiple genes.
•Integration of these three components will lead to advances in pathway engineering."
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Engineering Synthetic cis-Regulatory Elements for Simultaneous Recognition of Three Transcriptional Factors

Engineering Synthetic cis-Regulatory Elements for Simultaneous Recognition of Three Transcriptional Factors | SynBioFromLeukipposInstitute | Scoop.it
Gerardo Ruiz Amores, María-Eugenia Guazzaroni and Rafael Silva-Rocha
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Emergent genetic oscillations in a synthetic microbial consortium | CodonOps

Emergent genetic oscillations in a synthetic microbial consortium | CodonOps | SynBioFromLeukipposInstitute | Scoop.it
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KAIST's mathematician reveals the mechanism for sustaining biological rhythms

KAIST's mathematician reveals the mechanism for sustaining biological rhythms | SynBioFromLeukipposInstitute | Scoop.it
the mechanism for sustaining biological rhythms
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Tissue Engineering, Synthetic Biology & Bioprinting

Tissue Engineering, Synthetic Biology & Bioprinting | SynBioFromLeukipposInstitute | Scoop.it
Tissue Engineering Synthetic Biology Biofabrication Bioprinting 3D-Printing
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Researchers use DNA 'nanoclews' to shuttle CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells

Researchers use DNA 'nanoclews' to shuttle CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells | SynBioFromLeukipposInstitute | Scoop.it
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have for the first time created and used a nanoscale vehicle made of DNA to deliver a CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells in both cell culture and an animal model.
The CRISPR-Cas system, which is found in bacteria and archaea, protects bacteria from invaders such as viruses. It does this by creating small strands of RNA called CRISPR RNAs, which match DNA sequences specific to a given invader. When those CRISPR RNAs find a match, they unleash Cas9 proteins that cut the DNA. In recent years, the CRISPR-Cas system has garnered a great deal of attention in the research community for its potential use as a gene editing tool - with the CRISPR RNA identifying the targeted portion of the relevant DNA, and the Cas protein cleaving it.
But for Cas9 to do its work, it must first find its way into the cell. This work focused on demonstrating the potential of a new vehicle for directly introducing the CRISPR-Cas9 complex - the entire gene-editing tool - into a cell.
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Scientists modify E. coli to cooperate, control protein expression

Scientists modify E. coli to cooperate, control protein expression | SynBioFromLeukipposInstitute | Scoop.it
Rice University scientists have made a living circuit from multiple types of bacteria that prompts the bacteria to cooperate to change protein expression.
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Minority rules: Scientists discover tipping point for the spread of ideas

Minority rules: Scientists discover tipping point for the spread of ideas | SynBioFromLeukipposInstitute | Scoop.it
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Harnessing Synthetic Biology to Combat Bacterial Pathogens - DVIDS (press release)

Harnessing Synthetic Biology to Combat Bacterial Pathogens - DVIDS (press release) | SynBioFromLeukipposInstitute | Scoop.it
Developed in the 1940s, antibiotics are powerful medicines used in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infection to save lives.
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Accurate DNA Assembly and Genome Engineering with
Optimized Uracil Excision Cloning | CodonOps

Accurate DNA Assembly and Genome Engineering with<br/>Optimized Uracil Excision Cloning | CodonOps | SynBioFromLeukipposInstitute | Scoop.it
Ana Mafalda Cavaleiro, Se Hyeuk Kim, Susanna Seppälä, Morten T. Nielsen and Morten H. H. Nørholm
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Biohackers gear up for genome editing

Biohackers gear up for genome editing | SynBioFromLeukipposInstitute | Scoop.it
Amateurs are ready and able to try the CRISPR technique for rewriting genes.
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Synthetic Biology Could Let Us Recycle Human Waste For Space Travel - The Escapist

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Synthetic Biology Could Let Us Recycle Human Waste For Space Travel
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One day, astronauts might recycle urine and carbon dioxide into highly necessary food and medicines for space missions.
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Emergent genetic oscillations in a synthetic microbial consortium.

A challenge of synthetic biology is the creation of cooperative microbial systems that exhibit population-level behaviors. Such systems use cellular signaling mechanisms to regulate gene expression across multiple cell types. We describe the construction of a synthetic microbial consortium consisting of two distinct cell types-an "activator" strain and a "repressor" strain. These strains produced two orthogonal cell-signaling molecules that regulate gene expression within a synthetic circuit spanning both strains. The two strains generated emergent, population-level oscillations only when cultured together. Certain network topologies of the two-strain circuit were better at maintaining robust oscillations than others. The ability to program population-level dynamics through the genetic engineering of multiple cooperative strains points the way toward engineering complex synthetic tissues and organs with multiple cell types.
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DNA-guided 3-D printing of human tissue is unveiled

DNA-guided 3-D printing of human tissue is unveiled | SynBioFromLeukipposInstitute | Scoop.it
DNA-guided 3-D printing of human tissue is unveiled
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The Evolution of Genome Engineering - YouTube

Genome editing tools combine molecular biology and engineering principles, enabling researchers to study how the genome influences phenotype. This video illu...
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Synthetic biology needs a grand design vision - New Scientist

Synthetic biology needs a grand design vision - New Scientist | SynBioFromLeukipposInstitute | Scoop.it
We can design a better future using biology, but we must consider the big questions first, says Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
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Caution urged over editing DNA in wildlife (intentionally or not)

Caution urged over editing DNA in wildlife (intentionally or not) | SynBioFromLeukipposInstitute | Scoop.it
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Emergent genetic oscillations in a synthetic microbial consortium

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Ye Chen, Jae Kyoung Kim, Andrew J. Hirning, Krešimir Josić, Matthew R. Bennett

"A challenge of synthetic biology is the creation of cooperative microbial systems that exhibit population-level behaviors. Such systems use cellular signaling mechanisms to regulate gene expression across multiple cell types. We describe the construction of a synthetic microbial consortium consisting of two distinct cell types—an “activator” strain and a “repressor” strain. These strains produced two orthogonal cell-signaling molecules that regulate gene expression within a synthetic circuit spanning both strains. The two strains generated emergent, population-level oscillations only when cultured together. Certain network topologies of the two-strain circuit were better at maintaining robust oscillations than others. The ability to program population-level dynamics through the genetic engineering of multiple cooperative strains points the way toward engineering complex synthetic tissues and organs with multiple cell types."

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Searching big data faster

Searching big data faster | SynBioFromLeukipposInstitute | Scoop.it
Searching big data faster
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"Theoretical analysis could expand applications of accelerated searching in biology, other fields."

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So You Think You Can Synthesise - Series Finale

The Macquarie_Australia iGEM Team uses the popular reality format to inform and engage the public with our project The Solar Synthesisers. Our Project aims ...
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Researchers Want to Inject 3D Printed Microfish Into Your System

Researchers have developed a 3D printing technology that can produce microfish (fish-shaped microrobots) to be used for medical purposes.
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Is this the future of medicine?

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Generation of a synthetic GlcNAcylated nucleosome reveals regulation of stability by H2A-Thr101 GlcNAcylation

Nature Communications | doi:10.1038/ncomms8978
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