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Library of Genetic Circuits Developed For Scientific Functions
2012-08-03 13:24:55

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For about a dozen years, synthetic biologists have been working on designing genetic circuits to perform novel functions such as manufacturing new drugs, producing fuel or even programming the suicide of cancer cells. Many factors have to be controlled for this dream to become a reality. Scientists have to gain control over complex genetic and cellular components, including genes and the regulatory proteins, called transcription...

2012-07-16 14:06:15

Some progress being made Federal agencies have started taking steps to address the recommendations in a 2010 report from the presidential bioethics commission to improve the governance of synthetic biology research and development, though the government has not fully addressed any of the report recommendations, according to a scorecard tracking the efforts. The Synthetic Biology Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars launched the web-based Synthetic Biology...

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...

2012-06-25 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...

2012-05-22 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...


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