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2011-12-23 01:06:01

Joint BioEnergy Institute researchers develop CAD-Type tools for engineering RNA control systems The computer assisted design (CAD) tools that made it possible to fabricate integrated circuits with millions of transistors may soon be coming to the biological sciences. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have developed CAD-type models and simulations for RNA molecules that make it possible to engineer biological components or "RNA devices"...

2011-12-14 13:00:00

DNA2.0 announces the integration of the first standardized information exchange framework for synthetic biology into the company's breakthrough gene design and assembly application. Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) December 14, 2011 DNA2.0 the leading provider of bioengineering solutions, today announced the integration of the Synthetic Biology Open Language (SBOL) into the companyâs groundbreaking gene design and assembly tool, Gene Designer. SBOL is a synthetic biology standard...

Image 1 - Students Coax Yeast Cells To Add Vitamins To Bread
2011-10-26 03:20:11

[ Watch the Video ] Any way you slice it, bread that contains critical nutrients could help combat severe malnutrition in impoverished regions. That is the goal of a group of Johns Hopkins University undergraduate students who are using synthetic biology to enhance common yeast so that it yields beta carotene, the orange substance that gives carrots their color. When it´s eaten, beta-carotene turns into vitamin A. The students´ project is the university´s entry in iGEM,...

2011-08-01 19:54:28

In the wake of last year's creation of the first self-replicating cell with a synthetic genome "“ which was quickly followed by a request from President Barack Obama for a report by the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues "“ a series of essays in the Hastings Center Report examines the social challenges that synthetic biology presents. Among the authors is the chair of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, who discusses its report...

2011-06-28 00:00:31

Fluorescent Black, a wildly popular science fiction comic printed first as a periodical in Heavy Metal Magazine and later as a collected novel, will now be released in European territories, in three different languages: Spanish, French and English. French printer Bragelonne and Spanish printer Norma Editorial will be releasing the books in October of 2011. Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2011 Fluorescent Black, a wildly popular science fiction comic printed first as a periodical in Heavy...

2011-06-10 07:30:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation has signed an exclusive license agreement for novel technology that enables synthetic biologists to effectively program and control the genetic circuitry in engineered pathways and organisms. This technology, discovered by the inventors while at Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg in Germany, provides the ability to target and regulate expression within the genome and will enable researchers to more...


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