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“

June 18th, 2012 | Category: iGEM | Leave a comment

The Exeter iGEM blog has arrived

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.

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.

May 17th, 2012 | Category: Ethics, Papers, Synthetic Biology | Leave a comment

Synthetic ecology and the SynBio landscape

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.

May 9th, 2012 | Category: iGEM | Leave a comment

Annual Fund support for Exeter iGEM 2012

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.

April 30th, 2012 | Category: Seminars, Synthetic Biology | Leave a comment


I’m not sure if this has been circulated previously, but a biotech/synbio conference organised by students & post-docs at Cambridge Uni is open for registration…see info here.

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