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Recreating Alien DNA On Earth
2013-10-07 12:50:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The man who helped map the human genome says that scientists will one day be able to use 3D printing technology to create alien life forms on Earth. Dr Craig Venter wrote in his latest book "Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life" that scientists could design basic organisms in the future based on alien life forms by using a robotically controlled genome sequencing unit. Venter created the...

Bacteria Batteries
2013-07-17 12:48:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Students at Germany's University of Bielefeld are using the bacteria Escherichia coli to help construct a bio-battery. Ten students have been spending their free time in the laboratory in order to construct the bio-battery as their entry into this year's international Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM) at MIT. The team is using the bacteria to convert glucose into energy. "There is an ever-increasing demand for...

2013-07-07 23:01:27

Transparency Market Research published new "Synthetic Biology Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Growth, Share And Forecast 2012 - 2018" market research report to its report store. Browse the report; visit http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/synthetic-biology-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) July 07, 2013 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Synthetic Biology Market, Global Industry Analysis, Size, Growth, Share and...

2013-07-02 00:04:17

Findings a step toward engineering advanced medical treatments Knowing virtually everything about how the body’s cells make transitions from one state to another – for instance, precisely how particular cells develop into multi-cellular organisms – would be a major jump forward in understanding the basics of what drives biological processes. Such a leap could open doors to far-reaching advances in medical science, bioengineering and...

Biology’s Drive Toward Engineering
2013-06-06 19:38:57

American Chemical Society Biology is on the verge of getting its versions of the lever, wheel and axle, pulley and other basic machines that enable engineers to build almost any mechanical device, a new analysis has concluded. The viewpoint article on availability of this new toolkit – for engineering biological factories that can produce new biofuels, crops and chemicals, among others – appears in the journal ACS Synthetic Biology. Kevin Munnelly, CEO of synthetic biology...

2013-05-28 21:29:51

A simpler and faster way of producing designer bacteria used in biotechnology processes has been developed by University of Adelaide researchers. The researchers have developed a new one-step bacterial genetic engineering process called 'clonetegration', published in the journal ACS Synthetic Biology. Led by Dr Keith Shearwin, in the University's School of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, the research facilitates faster development of designer bacteria used in therapeutic drug...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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