March 28th, 2013 | Category: Papers, Protein design, Synthetic Biology | Leave a comment

Cas9 – a new genome editing tool

Cas9 – could it change Biotech forever? Well, you’ll have to follow that link to find out. In the meantime, here’s a very brief introduction. CRISPR – clustered, regularly interspersed, short palindromic repeats – are used by bacteria and archaea to provide protection against foreign nucleic acid sequences. Like this:Like Loading…

June 22nd, 2012 | Category: Arabidopsis, iGEM, Metabolic engineering, Papers | Leave a comment

Harvard iGEM 2010

The iGEM team from Harvard 2010, and their iGarden have found their way to publication in the Journal of Biological Engineering. Their new paper, “A BioBrick compatible strategy for genetic modification of plants“ Like this:Like Loading…

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. Like this:Like Loading…

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). Like this:Like Loading…