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Doing Biotech in My Bedroom | MIT Technology Review

Doing Biotech in My Bedroom | MIT Technology Review | Biofutures | Scoop.it
A new generation of biologists embraces the do-it-yourself ethic of computer programming.
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Printing Muscle | MIT Technology Review

Printing Muscle | MIT Technology Review | Biofutures | Scoop.it
Organovo’s 3-D printer creates human tissues that could help speed drug discovery.
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Will amateur biotechnology feed the world?

Will amateur biotechnology feed the world? | Biofutures | Scoop.it
Stewart Brand, a self-described ecopragmatist and founder of “Whole Earth Catalog” recently spoke at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln sharing his message that genetic engineering is entering a “wild and woolly” time.
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Chemists create artificial cell membrane | KurzweilAI

Chemists create artificial cell membrane | KurzweilAI | Biofutures | Scoop.it
Chemists have taken an important step in making artificial life forms from scratch, creating self-assembling cell membranes, the structural envelopes that
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The Miraculous NASA Breakthrough That Could Save Millions of Lives (UPDATED)

The Miraculous NASA Breakthrough That Could Save Millions of Lives (UPDATED) | Biofutures | Scoop.it
There are no hospitals in space. The closest E.R. is back on Earth, and astronauts can't exactly jump in a cab to get there. So what happens if the sun burps out a massive blast of radiation while an astronaut is space-amblin' by?
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Physicists report nanotechnology feat with proteins

Physicists report nanotechnology feat with proteins | Biofutures | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- UCLA physicists have made nanomechanical measurements of unprecedented resolution on protein molecules.
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'Biohackers' Get Their Own Space to Create

'Biohackers' Get Their Own Space to Create | Biofutures | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley has sprouted numerous hacker spaces in recent years, where software geeks get together to program and build new Web creations. Now there's a hangout for biohackers, too.
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Technology will replace 80% of doctors: Vinod Khosla | Impact Lab

Technology will replace 80% of doctors: Vinod Khosla | Impact Lab | Biofutures | Scoop.it
 Vinod Khosla Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun Microsystems as well as a partner in a couple venture capital firms was the keynote speaker at the Health
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Breakthrough: Organic Computer Could Change Everything [VIDEO]

Breakthrough: Organic Computer Could Change Everything [VIDEO] | Biofutures | Scoop.it
Scientists have created a biological computer capable of extracting hidden images on a DNA chip. There's nothing new about a computer reading images encrypted on DNA chips, but ...
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Delivering RNA with tiny sponge-like spheres | KurzweilAI

Delivering RNA with tiny sponge-like spheres | KurzweilAI | Biofutures | Scoop.it
MIT researchers have developed a novel delivery vehicle in which RNA is packed into microspheres so dense that they withstand degradation until they reach
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DARPA Living Foundries plans to make Synthetic Biology ten times faster and cheaper

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For Bio-Hackers, Lab Work Often Begins at Home

For Bio-Hackers, Lab Work Often Begins at Home | Biofutures | Scoop.it
Hobbyists, dabbling in fields like genetics, are part of a movement called do-it-yourself biology, or DIYbio.
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New discovery expected to significantly change biomedical research

New discovery expected to significantly change biomedical research | Biofutures | Scoop.it
In a major step that could revolutionize biomedical research, scientists have discovered a way to keep normal cells as well as tumor cells taken from an individual cancer patient alive in the laboratory — which previously had not been possible.
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