May 23rd, 2012 | Category: Computing, Information processing, Media coverage, Papers, Synthetic Biology | Leave a comment

Data storage in living cells

There’s a lot of interest (including at the Beeb) in a new paper from Drew Endy published in PNAS: rewritable digital data storage in live cells via engineered control of recombination directionality.

May 17th, 2012 | Category: Ethics, Papers, Synthetic Biology | Leave a comment

Synthetic ecology and the SynBio landscape

The 4th Domain will be a little quiet over the next few months, mainly due to the upcoming iGEM competition.   Follow the link to see how we are doing. In the meantime there are two papers I would like to draw your attention to.

May 9th, 2012 | Category: iGEM | Leave a comment

Annual Fund support for Exeter iGEM 2012

Many thanks to the University of Exeter’s Annual Fund for providing finance for travel and accommodation for the students to the iGEM European Jamboree this Autumn.