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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...

2011-03-21 16:45:52

Rigorous bioinformatic analysis of the strengths, limitations published in Nature Biotechnology A software package designed to minimize the potential risks of synthetic biology for the nation's defense and security is now available to the gene synthesis industry and synthetic biology community in an open-source format. Virginia Tech has licensed GenoTHREAT, a software tool that helps detect the use of synthetic DNA as bioterrorism agents. Developed as an open-source project by a team led by...

2011-02-01 00:37:18

Having trouble with your resolutions list already? Make the switch from cloning to synthesis and give yourself more time and energy to focus on your research. Resolve to work smarter"”saving time and money and getting better results. Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) January 31, 2011 Having trouble with your resolutions list already? Make the switch from cloning to synthesis and give yourself more time and energy to focus on your research. Resolve to work smarter"”saving time and money...

2011-01-16 00:23:26

As the New Year comes around, iGem Instruments brings in with it a new tool for the jewelry industry. Through an agreement with Presidium Instruments, one of the most well-known names in the field, iGem Corporation will exclusively offer the Presidium Refractive Index Meter (PRIM). East Brunswick, NJ (PRWEB) January 14, 2011 As the New Year comes around, iGem Instruments brings in with it a new tool for the jewelry industry. Through an agreement with Presidium Instruments, one of the most...

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2011-01-06 14:44:47

By Kitta MacPherson, Princeton University In a groundbreaking achievement that could help scientists "build" new biological systems, Princeton University scientists have constructed for the first time artificial proteins that enable the growth of living cells. The team of researchers created genetic sequences never before seen in nature, and the scientists showed that they can produce substances that sustain life in cells almost as readily as proteins produced by nature's own toolkit. "What...

2010-12-22 00:01:33

Series D Round Led by BlackRock with Participation by All Previous Investors South San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 21, 2010 LS9, Inc. today announced that it has received $30 million in its latest round of funding. BlackRock, a prestigious, global-reaching firm with over $3 trillion in assets under management, led the investment round. All previous investors also participated in the round, including; Flagship Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners and CTTV Investments...


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