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Latest Synthetic biology Stories

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

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.

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.

Kickstarter Support For Sustainable Lighting Using Glowing Plants
2013-05-08 04:44:56

A project to use glowing plants to create sustainable light sources has generated a flurry of interest and financial support on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter.

2013-05-01 10:38:27

The number of private and public entities conducting research in synthetic biology worldwide grew significantly between 2009 and 2013.

2013-04-03 12:57:13

What effects will the rapidly growing field of synthetic biology have on the conservation of nature?

Stanford Researchers Create A Biological Computer
2013-03-31 05:48:27

Researchers at Stanford University have developed a basic computer using genetic material, according to a report in the journal Science.


Word of the Day
prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.