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2012-07-13 23:02:29

The AuRACLE AGT-2 is the breakthrough that´s about to revolutionize the way that people test their gold, and its now available for pre-order at iGem. (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 A wise buyer would not instantly believe Gemoro in their claim that the AGT 2 is the most “advanced gold tester on the market today.” However, upon closer examination of the tester, this praise seems very well deserved. Perhaps the most immediate detail that catches a user´s eye would be the fact...

2012-06-29 02:24:07

PISCATAWAY, N.J., June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- GenScript USA Inc., a leading biotech company, is proud to announce that GenScript has been recognized with a CRO leadership award in two categories: Productivity and Regulatory. The awards are given by Life Science Leader based on an extensive survey carried out by NICE INSIGHT in order to honor top performers based on responses and services rendered to pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical executives in their CRO selection process. On a...

2012-06-25 23:23:14

Bielefeld University students participating in MIT competition A biological filter to remove estrogens from waste water and drinking water -- 15 Bielefeld students submitting this project to the 'international Genetically Engineered Machine competition' (iGEM) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA are setting their sights high. They are persuading internationally active companies and associations in the biotechnology and chemistry sector to contribute several...

2012-05-30 02:26:08

PISCATAWAY, N.J., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- GenScript USA Inc., a leading biotech company, has announced the opening of a new R&D facility in Nanjing, China. This new facility will play a key role in GenScript's strategy to expand its global business and to reach the emerging market in Asia. GenScript invested $40 million USD to build the new R&D base covering an area of 4,682,700 square feet in JiangNing Science Park. The construction of the new facility broke ground in...

2012-05-24 06:28:26

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sir Richard Roberts, the eminent British biologist and Nobel Prize laureate, said today European opposition to genetically modified organisms is political rather than scientific in nature. He also said "personal medicine" based on human genome research holds large-scale promise to improve the health of the world's people on an individualized basis. Roberts, who won the Nobel in 1993 for his shared discovery of split genes, made his remarks at...

2012-05-22 02:49:15

Sometimes, remembering and forgetting are hard to do. "It took us three years and 750 tries to make it work, but we finally did it," said Jerome Bonnet, PhD, of his latest research, a method for repeatedly encoding, storing and erasing digital data within the DNA of living cells. Bonnet, a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University, worked with graduate student Pakpoom Subsoontorn and assistant professor Drew Endy, PhD, to reapply natural enzymes adapted from bacteria to flip specific...

2012-03-26 13:38:10

Just as aspiring authors often read hundreds of books before starting their own, scientists are using decades of knowledge garnered from sequencing or "reading" the genetic codes of thousands of living things to now start writing new volumes in the library of life. J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., one of the most renowned of those scientists, described the construction of the first synthetic cell and many new applications of this work today at the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the...

2012-03-20 09:27:32

Scientists are 1 step closer to making more complex microscopic biological machines, following improvements in the way that they can 're-wire' DNA in yeast Scientists are one step closer to making more complex microscopic biological machines, following improvements in the way that they can "re-wire" DNA in yeast, according to research published today in the journal PLoS ONE. The researchers, from Imperial College London, have demonstrated a way of creating a new type of biological...

2012-03-01 01:59:41

Experts say at least $20 million to $30 million in government research is needed over the next decade to adequately identify and address the possible ecological risks of synthetic biology, an emerging area of research focused on the design and construction of new biological parts and systems, or modification of existing ones, to create new applications in areas ranging from energy to chemicals and pharmaceuticals. Without key research into these risks and appropriate federal oversight,...