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2010-11-10 00:00:42

DNA2.0's Gene Designer Provides the Cornerstone for Program to Help Educators Train the Scientists of Tomorrow Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) November 9, 2010 DNA2.0, the leading gene synthesis and protein engineering company, today introduced a suite of life science resources to help educators train the scientists of tomorrow. The cornerstone of this program is the company's free gene sequence design application, Gene Designer. Gene Designer is an ideal teaching tool that is powerful enough to...

2010-09-16 17:34:17

Amid growing concern that synthetic life sciences pose biosecurity and biosafety risks, scrutiny is increasing into the burgeoning DNA sequence trade. Research published today in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, published by SAGE, looks at the necessity of a global regulator for DNA trade, and the significant barriers to creating one. Synthetic life sciences are making breakthroughs at a breakneck pace, and could offer technological fixes for our future ecological, technological, and...

2010-09-10 13:15:39

National survey finds support for research but with oversight and greater attention to risks Synthetic biology"”defined as the design and construction of new biological parts, devices, and systems or re-design of existing natural biological systems for useful purposes"”holds enormous potential to improve everything from energy production to medicine, with the global market projected to reach $4.5 billion by 2015. But what does the public know about this emerging field, and what...

2010-09-08 23:00:00

National survey finds support for research but with oversight and greater attention to risks WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Synthetic biology--defined as the design and construction of new biological parts, devices, and systems or re-design of existing natural biological systems for useful purposes--holds enormous potential to improve everything from energy production to medicine, with the global market projected to reach $4.5 billion by 2015. But what does the public know...

2010-06-08 18:59:50

New report compares US and European funding A new analysis by the Synthetic Biology Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center found that the U.S. government has spent around $430 million on research related to synthetic biology since 2005, with the Department of Energy funding a majority of the research. By comparison, the analysis indicated that the European Union and three individual European countries "“ the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Germany "“ had spent approximately $160...

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2010-05-28 06:50:00

Scientists said on Thursday that synthetic biology can be used to make instant vaccines, inexpensive medicines and even nonpolluting fuel, but it will take time. Researchers, members of Congress and an ethicist all agreed the technology does not pose immediate environmental, ethical and security concerns, but did say that everyone involved needs to keep a close eye on developments. A hearing before the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee was spent mostly outlining the...

2010-05-20 11:48:00

ROCKVILLE, Md. and SAN DIEGO, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a not-for-profit genomic research organization, published results today describing the successful construction of the first self-replicating, synthetic bacterial cell. The team synthesized the 1.08 million base pair chromosome of a modified Mycoplasma mycoides genome. The synthetic cell is called Mycoplasma mycoides JCVI-syn1.0 and is the proof of principle that genomes can...

2010-05-20 11:22:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), a privately held company applying synthetic genomic-driven commercial solutions to a variety of global challenges including energy and the environment, applauds the creation of the first synthetic bacterial cell by researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI). SGI has provided nearly $30 million in funding for this work since 2005. SGI was founded in 2005 by Drs. J. Craig Venter and Hamilton Smith, along with...

2010-04-29 07:00:00

CHICAGO, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Scotland will showcase the talent and collaborative spirit that has attracted many of the world's leading pharma and biotech companies to its shores at this year's BIO conference, May 3-6 in Chicago. Heading into the conference, Scottish Enterprise and sector leaders believe Scottish research and the nation's unique integrated industry approach will continue to fuel life sciences growth, particularly in scientific infrastructure, stem cell therapeutics...

2010-02-21 11:09:51

AAAS panel mulls science and public acceptance Some say the world's population will swell to 9 billion people by 2030 and that will present significant challenges for agriculture to provide enough food to meet demand, says University of Idaho animal scientist Rod Hill. Hill and Larry Branen, a University of Idaho food scientist, organized a symposium during the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting Sunday to explore ways biotechnology could provide healthy and...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'