September 28th, 2012 | Category: Art&Design, Ethics, Health, iGEM, Multimedia, Synthetic Biology, Video | Leave a comment

The Quanticare Cura Tattoo

Just sneaking in before wiki freeze, the team from Norwich Research Park – University of East Anglia (NRP-UEA iGEM 2012) also managed a product launch: Quanticare Cura Tattoo.

March 13th, 2012 | Category: Art&Design, Beginner's Guides, Ethics, Multimedia, Synthetic Biology, Video | 4 comments

Synthetic biology interviews

Sam Gaty and George Costakis are producing a documentary covering the first 10 or so years of synthetic biology. I don’t know what stage the project is currently at, but they have made some interviews available on their website that you may find interesting.

February 21st, 2012 | Category: Art&Design, Blogs, Health, Information processing, Multimedia, Papers, Synthetic Biology, Video | Leave a comment

DNA origami nanorobots

There’s a new report in Science, “a logic-gated nanorobot for targeted transport of molecular payloads” from Shawn Douglas, Ido Bachelet and George Church with plenty of coverage, including Nature, New Scientist and SynBio champion the Daily Mail. There is also an accompanying video (below).

January 20th, 2012 | Category: Art&Design, Video | One comment

Body cheese in Berlin

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg has a new video on YouTube discussing the role of design in synthetic biology. In it she discusses E. chromi, the synthetic aesthetics group and body cheese in Berlin.

January 3rd, 2012 | Category: Art&Design, Blogs, Information processing, Saccharomyces, Synthetic Biology | Leave a comment

Oscillator

Christina Agapakis is a postdoctoral research fellow at UCLA in the lab. of James C. Liao. She writes the rather excellent synthetic biology blog Oscillator. Previous posts can still be found at her earlier Scienceblogs residence. A good place to start is her post from December on cyborg yeast (Fig. 1) …

January 3rd, 2012 | Category: Art&Design, Beginner's Guides, Computing, Information processing, Metabolic engineering, Synthetic Biology | Leave a comment

Science special issue

There have been a number of reviews and special issues dedicated to the developing field of synthetic biology. These, I am sure, will be getting a mention as time goes on. As a first offering though I will draw attention to a special issue of Science from last autumn (2nd September 2011).