July 27th, 2012 | Category: Beginner's Guides, iGEM, Multimedia, Synthetic Biology, Video | Leave a comment

iGEM google hangout

Things have been quiet here recently, partly due to paper writing but also supervision the University’s first iGEM team – have I mentioned their blog and wiki?

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.

April 20th, 2012 | Category: Beginner's Guides, Health, iGEM, Metabolic engineering, Saccharomyces, Synthetic Biology, Video | Leave a comment

iGEM – extending the reach of synthetic biology

Here is an article from Integrated DNA Technologies that is well worth a read. IDT sponsored 11 teams in the 2011 iGEM competition.

March 27th, 2012 | Category: Beginner's Guides, Ethics, Media coverage, Synthetic Biology | Leave a comment

Alphabetti Biology

In addition to David Shukman’s upcoming appearance on BBC R4, he has written an article on the BBC news website on synthetic biology, which will be added to tomorrow.  Find the article here.  Some ‘interesting’ posts in the ‘Your comments’ section at the bottom…

March 27th, 2012 | Category: Audio, Beginner's Guides, Ethics, Media coverage, Synthetic Biology | Leave a comment

Synthetic Biology on R4’s Today

The BBC’s David Shukman reports on Synthetic Biology on the Today program (7:40 time slot).