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).

February 7th, 2012 | Category: Audio, Ethics, Media coverage, Multimedia | Leave a comment

Biosecurity on BBC R4

BBC Radio 4pm tonight at 8pm, File on 4 discusses Biosecurity, …a rapidly developing branch of science known as ‘synthetic biology’ offers dramatic possibilities for developing new vaccines and targeting many lethal diseases. But does it also increase the risk that newly-created organisms could be used for harmful purposes

February 6th, 2012 | Category: Arabidopsis, Media coverage | Leave a comment

How To Grow A Planet (featuring Exeter Biosciences)

Tune in to BBC2 on Tuesday 7th Feb @ 9pm to see University of Exeter Plant Science on the telly!  This first episode of a new three-part series, “How To Grow A Planet“, features an experiment I performed especially for the programme, which aimed to visualise communication between plants.

January 16th, 2012 | Category: Beginner's Guides, Media coverage, Synthetic Biology | Leave a comment

Synthetic biology and the rise of the spider-goats

There’s a piece in the Guardian today from one of the presenters of BBC’s Horizon: Synthetic biology and the rise of the spider-goats. With further programme information here: Playing God which is due to air on BBC2 Tuesday 17th January, at 21:30.