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?
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“
Following their decision to choose the impossible ambitious project last week, the Exeter 2012 iGEM team have started their work in earnest this week. They have a blog up and running detailing their experiences.
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.
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.
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.