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2014-03-13 08:29:32

Firm Names Two New Board Members BOSTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EnEvolv, Inc., a genome engineering company creating novel sustainable genome-based solutions for the manufacture of health care, food, specialty chemicals and energy products, announced today completion of its Series A financing, which raised $1.7 million. The round was led by Cultivian Sandbox Venture Partners, LP, a Chicago-based venture capital firm with deep experience in the agricultural and industrial...

Plug And Play Synthetic Biology - Rewriting An Entire Genome
2013-10-19 04:15:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of scientists from Harvard and Yale have recorded the entire genome of the bacteria E. coli, and in a dramatic demonstration of the potential of rewriting an organism's genetic code, they have improved the bacterium's ability to resist viruses. "This is the first time the genetic code has been fundamentally changed," according to Farren Isaacs, assistant professor of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology at Yale....

Researcher Denies Seeking "Adventurous" Woman To Carry Neanderthal Baby
2013-01-23 12:08:02

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Several media reports popped up around the web over the past day or two saying Harvard Medical School genetics expert George Church was looking for an adventurous woman who could carry and give birth to a Neanderthal baby. But as fast as the stories went up, Church was criticizing them for jumping the gun. He said in an interview with the Associated Press Tuesday that he and Harvard “have no projects, no plans, we have no...

Cloning A Neanderthal, Adventurous Woman Needed
2013-01-21 04:30:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Surrogacy, the act of a woman carrying a child for another person or couple, is a fairly standard and accepted practice in this day and age — unless, of course, you´re being recruited to give birth to the first Neanderthal baby in more than 30,000 years. Then it gets a little unorthodox. Yet, according to a series of reports published over the weekend, that´s exactly what Harvard Medical School geneticist George...

Harvard Scientists Write Book In DNA And Accurately Copy, Read It Back
2012-08-17 10:57:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online DNA, the building block of life, is now home to more than just the world´s living creatures. Scientists from Harvard University report that they have written an entire novel in DNA, a feat that could revolutionize our ability to save data. Our genetic code packs billions of gigabytes into a single gram. That is significantly more information that a single microchip could even think about storing. In fact, a single milligram...

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2011-07-16 06:08:40

Editing the genome and rewriting the basic code of life might sound like something out of a science fiction novel, but research published recently in the journal Science describes how a team of experts from the US and Korea were able to do just that. In the paper, Harvard Medical School professor George Church, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor Joe Jacobson, and their colleagues describe how they successfully altered the genome of a bacterium--a discovery which, according...

2009-08-12 06:00:00

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellular Dynamics International (CDI) announced today the appointment of Leroy Hood, M.D., Ph.D., and George Church, Ph.D., two of the world's leading scientists in molecular biotechnology and genomics, to the company's scientific advisory board. Hood and Church join stem cell pioneer James Thomson, V.M.D., Ph.D., to advise the company on strategic plans for developing induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells into drug discovery tools and, eventually,...

2009-07-27 07:40:04

High-throughput sequencing has turned biologists into voracious genome readers, enabling them to scan millions of DNA letters, or bases, per hour. When revising a genome, however, they struggle, suffering from serious writer's block, exacerbated by outdated cell programming technology. Labs get bogged down with particular DNA sentences, tinkering at times with subsections of a single gene ad nauseam before moving along to the next one.A team has finally overcome this obstacle by developing a...


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