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Bringing out the usual – and unusual – cancer genomics suspects | Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Bringing out the usual – and unusual – cancer genomics suspects | Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard | Synthetic Biology-hacks | Scoop.it
Bringing out the usual – and unusual – cancer genomics suspects: Context helps separate culprit genes from bystanders http://t.co/KsIn7DmGSa
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The eighth wonder: developments in synthetic biology - Science Omega

The eighth wonder: developments in synthetic biology - Science Omega | Synthetic Biology-hacks | Scoop.it
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A number of key disciplines have garnered significant attention within the sector, particularly synthetic biology.
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Joule Patents Organism for Biofuels | Bio Pure Fuels

Here is an article about Joules patenting an organism for biofuels; a very interesting story regarding patenting an organism...


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Life is Suite: A group of software apps helps synthetic biologists work faster and better » Systems Engineering | Blog Archive | Boston University

Life is Suite: A group of software apps helps synthetic biologists work faster and better » Systems Engineering | Blog Archive | Boston University | Synthetic Biology-hacks | Scoop.it

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"As biologists continue the decades-long race to map the genomes of living things, a group of forward-thinking BU engineers is asking the kind of questions that engineers can’t help but ask: what if we built a different genome?

Known as synthetic biologists, they believe that with some skillful genomic tweaks, living organisms, such as cells and microbes, can be put to work doing things that are too dangerous or not even possible for higher life-forms like ourselves.

“There are so many possibilities,” says Douglas Densmore, the Richard and Minda Reidy Family Career Development Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering electrical and computer engineering department. “Some are biotherapeutic. For example, we use chemotherapy to kill cancer cells, which is horribly damaging to the body. We may be able to noninvasively use bacteria that are already in your body to kill cancer cells. Or we can use bacteria to make clean energy.”

In the last few years, as computing power has multiplied and the cost of decoding and synthesizing DNA has nose-dived, synthetic biological possibilities have started to look more like probabilities. Oil spill cleanup is also high on the things-to-do list for customized microbes. So is weapons detection, which may explain why the Office of Naval Research is funding a $7.5 million project called Utilizing Synthetic Biology to Create Programmable Micro-Bio-Robots. The project, which involves Densmore and two other BU engineers as well as researchers from Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, and the University of Pennsylvania, intends to create a dynamic trio of humans, robots, and genetically engineered bacteria, all of which will work together to detect whatever the bacteria are programmed to detect. That could be explosives or toxins or heat or light. The customized bacteria will talk to one another, and they will report to miniature “chaperone robots,” a mere 10 to 100 centimeters long, that will each control thousands of microbes. Finally, the chaperone robots will wirelessly report back to humans.
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Genomics and African Queens: Diversity Within Ethiopian Genomes ... - Science Daily (press release)

Genomics and African Queens: Diversity Within Ethiopian Genomes ... - Science Daily (press release) | Synthetic Biology-hacks | Scoop.it
Genomics and African Queens: Diversity Within Ethiopian Genomes ...Science Daily (press release)Researchers have started to unveil the genetic heritage of Ethiopian populations, who are among the most diverse in the world, and lie at the gateway from...
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BMC Genomics | Abstract | Whole genome sequencing analysis of Plasmodium vivax using whole genome capture

Malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax is an experimentally neglected severe disease with a substantial burden on human health. Because of technical limitations, little is known about the biology of this important human pathogen.
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A check-in at NYU Center For Genomics & System Biology

A check-in at NYU Center For Genomics & System Biology | Synthetic Biology-hacks | Scoop.it
College Science Building in New York, NY (I'm at NYU Center For Genomics & System Biology (New York, NY) http://t.co/DqdVQpRm...)...
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From Chemtrails to Pseudo-Life: The Dark Agenda of Synthetic Biology

As the natural world dies around us, what will take its place? Planetary engineering includes bioremediation measures to bring us genetically engineered tree... (RT @J4LYN: #Trueconfessions of the serial killers.
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Will Genetic Engineering Bring Killer Tomatoes to Grocery Stores ...

Will Genetic Engineering Bring Killer Tomatoes to Grocery Stores ... | Synthetic Biology-hacks | Scoop.it
Crop genetics conjures fears of Frankenstein in some minds and hopes for technological advancements in others. Biologists have recently decoded and published the entire tomato genome. What does that mean for us, the ...
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Postdoc R&D position in Bioinformatics Genome Computing at ...

Postdoc R&D position in Bioinformatics Genome Computing at ... | Synthetic Biology-hacks | Scoop.it
The Genome Computing project focuses on big data analysis and Web technology for genomic data, and use next generation sequencing technology, which opens up to radical innovation in biological and medical research.
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SPARK Awards for Synthetic Biology - call now open! - connect

SPARK Awards for Synthetic Biology - call now open! - connect | Synthetic Biology-hacks | Scoop.it
The Synthetic Biology Special Interest Group (SynBio SIG) is pleased to announce that up to five SPARK Awards for Synthetic Biology, worth £5000 each (plus any applicable VAT) have become available. The aim of these ...
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Whole Cell Biosensors in the Era of Synthetic Biology - Overview - Open Innovation

Whole Cell Biosensors in the Era of Synthetic Biology - Overview - Open Innovation | Synthetic Biology-hacks | Scoop.it
Whole Cell Biosensors in the Era of Synthetic Biology London Jul 03 2012 http://t.co/0ykt3pAw...
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CiteULike: A Synthetic Biology Project – Developing a single-molecule device for screening drug–target interactions

Keith Firman, Luke Evans, James Youell. FEBS Letters (February 2012), doi:10.1016/j.febslet.2012.01.057. This review describes a European-funded project in the area of Synthetic Biology.
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Patent ruling won't alter Empire Genomics approach - Business First of Buffalo

Patent ruling won't alter Empire Genomics approach - Business First of Buffalo | Synthetic Biology-hacks | Scoop.it
Patent ruling won't alter Empire Genomics approach
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A Buffalo biotech firm says the U.S.
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Court: Nobody Can Patent Your Genes … What Does That Mean? - AARP News (blog)

Court: Nobody Can Patent Your Genes … What Does That Mean? - AARP News (blog) | Synthetic Biology-hacks | Scoop.it
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Proteins made to order

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Researchers design proteins from scratch with predictable structures.

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Your Laptop Can Now Analyze Big Data - Technology Review

Your Laptop Can Now Analyze Big Data - Technology Review | Synthetic Biology-hacks | Scoop.it
New software makes it possible to do in minutes on a small computer what used to be done by large clusters of computers.

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Top scientists to attend Doha symposium - Gulf Times

Top scientists to attend Doha symposium - Gulf Times | Synthetic Biology-hacks | Scoop.it
Gulf TimesTop scientists to attend Doha symposiumGulf Times“This is the first time in Qatar that international bioinformaticians and scientists who use bioinformatics platforms in the country are coming together to discuss the ...QBRI and QCRI Co-Sponsor...
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Biotechnology revolution unlocks riches

Biotechnology revolution unlocks riches | Synthetic Biology-hacks | Scoop.it
The U.S. government spent $3.8 billion on the human genome project but it has helped drive $796 billion in economic activity.
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Cancer, Data and the Fallacy of the $1000 Genome - Forbes

Cancer, Data and the Fallacy of the $1000 Genome - Forbes | Synthetic Biology-hacks | Scoop.it
I wish I could take credit for the title of today’s blog post, but it actually derives from a talk given by Mark Boguski of Harvard Medical School at a recent healthcare conference in Boston.  Before you read any further, you should look up Mark’s...
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Versatile Genetic Tool Box for the Crenarcha... [Front Microbiol. 2012] - PubMed - NCBI

PubMed comprises more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
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smarterplanet: Synthetic Biology Explained  ...

smarterplanet: “ Synthetic Biology Explained From selective breeding to genetic modification, our understanding of biology is now merging with the principles of engineering to bring us synthetic...
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Convergent Functional Genomics: Human Family Tree Genetic ...

Convergent Functional Genomics: Human Family Tree Genetic Studies. June 19th | Psychiatry as a Neuroscience. [AQ2] The intersection of several lines of evidence of a genetic or biological mechanism for disorderÐwhat particular, we call ...
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Scientists torpedo GM claims : Agricultural and Rural Convention

Scientists torpedo GM claims : Agricultural and Rural Convention | Synthetic Biology-hacks | Scoop.it
Practising genetic engineers are challenging the scientific basis for applying genetic engineering to food and animal feed. One of the three-strong Earth Open Source team, Dr Michael Antoniou of King's College London ...
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Synthetic constructs in/for the environment: Managing the interplay between natural and engineered Biology

FEBS Letters, Volume null, Issue null, Pages null, null, Authors:Markus Schmidt; Víctor de Lorenzo (Synthetic constructs in/for the environment: Managing the interplay between natural and engineered Biology http://t.co/fejY767z...)...
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