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Synthetic biology — which includes the development of fuels, organ tissue and tumor-destroying bacteria — became a focus of government ...
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A biosafety expert at one of the nation’s leading research centers resigned last summer amid complaints that it was not doing enough to prevent a biological disaster.
In nature, helical macromolecules such as collagen, chitin and cellulose are critical to the morphogenesis and functionality of various hierarchically structured materials.
Mars and the moon are lifeboats if anything catastrophic happens on Earth, said Max Song '14.
The Synthetic Biology Institute aims to create transformative processes, products and technologies that meet real-world demands in energy, health, agriculture, manufacturing and security. Backed by Agilent Technologies, SBI ...
Researchers are invited to apply for funding from a new Joint Synthetic Biology Initiative, which has made up to £2.4M available from the Biotechnology and...
Biological design principles for synthetic biologyby Agapakis, Christina Maria, Ph.D., HARVARD UNIVERSITY, 2011, 245 pages; 3462459
The ability to rationally design biological systems holds tremendous promise for applications in medicine, manufacturing, energy, and the environment. As biological complexity and evolution can pose threats to the ease and stability of an engineering approach, emerging principles of biological design have urged abstraction and standardization of biological modules with defined functions. However, the power of biology as a design substrate lies first and foremost in the rich diversity and complexity of evolved biological systems. Instead of flattening and eliminating such diversity, can we instead employ our ever-deepening understanding of processes that drive diversity and evolutionary change as tools for synthetic biology design? This dissertation explores several such design principles and platforms for synthetic biology--protein domains that transfer high-energy electrons, cyanobacteria, plants, and cheese serve as physical platforms, while gene recombination, cellular cooperation, and personalization emerge as conceptual platforms. A more integrated and biological approach to synthetic biology has potential to lead to robust designs with multiple future applications.
Advisor: Silver, PamelaSchool: HARVARD UNIVERSITYSource: DAI-B 72/09, p. , Mar 2012Source Type: Ph.D.Subjects: Molecular biology; BiochemistryPublication Number: 3462459
Daily MailLogic gates from bacteria and DNAElectronicsWeekly.com"One of challenges is finding a way to link biological logic gates together to enable complex processing to be carried out," said the university.
#LSF11 | 20 Oct, 7-9pm - 'Synthetic Biology', @danacentre http://t.co/UStuBcPJ via @LondonSciFest...
The aim of synthetic biology is to make genetic systems more amenable to engineering, which has naturally led to the development of computer-aided design (CAD) tools. Experimentalists still primarily rely on project-specific ad hoc workflows instead of domain-specific tools, which suggests that CAD tools are lagging behind the front line of the field. Here, we discuss the scientific hurdles that have limited the productivity gains anticipated from existing tools. We argue that the real value of efforts to develop CAD tools is the formalization of genetic design rules that determine the complex relationships between genotype and phenotype.
Synthetic Biology: Machine or Life? ....this Thursday at Dana Centre...
Synthetic biology could offer truly sustainable approaches to the built environment, predict Rachel Armstrong and Neil Spiller.
Has a nice chapter with SynBio resources:
"Synthetic Biology Resources http://www.istl.org/10-spring/internet1.html Provides links to various resources on the internet, including synthetic biology associations, centers of research, ethics, training and educational resources, and journalsSynthetic Biology.net http://www.syntheticbiology.net/index.aspx Portal for professionals in synthetic biology providing information on news, events, products, suppliers, etc., regarding synthetic biologySynthetic Biology Project http://www.synbioproject.org/ Established as an initiative of the Foresight and Governance Program of Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars to foster informed public and policy discourse concerning the advancement of Synthetic BiologyBioBricks Foundation http://bbf.openwetware.org/ Encourages the development and responsible use of technologies based on BioBrick™ standard DNA parts to allow synthetic biologists to program living organisms in the same way a computer scientist can program a computer (see below)Registry of Standard Biological Parts http://partsregistry.org/Main_Page A collection of genetic parts that can be mixed and matched to build synthetic biology devices and systemsSynBERC Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center http://www.synberc.org/ Mission is to develop technologies to build biological components and assemble them into integrated systems to perform designed tasks, train engineers for biology, and educate the public on Synthetic BiologyBIOFAB http://www.biofab.org/ Biological design–build facility that aims to produce useful collections of standard biological parts available to academic and commercial usersJBEI Registry https://public.jbeir.org/ Also aims to provide standard DNA parts for Synthetic BiologyGeneDesign http://www.genedesign.org/ Set of web applications that provides public access to a nucleotide manipulation pipeline for Synthetic BiologySynBioSS Designer http://synbioss.sourceforge.net/ Software suite for the generation, storage, retrieval, and quantitative simulation of synthetic biological networks"
foursquare (Prepping synthetic biology workshop. Hoping to sneak out for a walk before the chaos!
“We took our inspiration from nature,” said Lee, who is also a member of the Synthetic Biology Institute at UC Berkeley. “Nature has a unique ability to create functional materials from very basic building blocks.
1 comment to J. Craig Venter on Synthetic Biology at NASA Ames. dylanlawless1. October 19,2011 at 1:14 pm ·Reply. If scientists were frat guys I think 32:45 would get some cheering. ...
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The emerging field of synthetic biology combines knowledge from various disciplines including molecular biology, engineering, mathematics, and physics to design and implement new cellular behaviors. The goal of synthetic biology is ...
Scientists have claimed that they can build some of the basic components for digital devices out of bacteria and DNA, suggesting a new generation of biological computing devices.
RT @DrTomEllis: Engineering modular and orthogonal genetic logic gates for robust digital-like synthetic biology http://t.co/ZqGPmPgd...
"Artificial life, 20 years later (3 / 4): When embryogenesis machine remodels personal manufacturing."
Jonathan Blakes, Jamie Twycross, Francisco J. Romero-Campero, Natalio Krasnogor. Bioinformatics (12 October 2011).
From an open-source anti-malarial compound to renewable energy resources, Amyris Biotechnologies CEO John Melo explains his enterprise's corporate acts of altruism, as funded by the Gates Foundation.
What is synthetic biology? Check out these videos to find out. (RT @biobricks: RT @nanofoo: #bioscience What is #SyntheticBiology?