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National academies's initial report on biodefense & synbio - PLoS Blogs (blog)

Posted By BioSocrates 20 days ago on synthetic biology

http://news.google.com - PLoS Blogs (blog)National academies's initial report on biodefense & synbioPLoS Blogs (blog)The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are working to develop a report on security concerns around synthetic biology. The committee recently put out its initial report, “A Proposed Framework For Identifying Potential Biodefense ...

Biosecurity and synthetic biology: it is time to get serious - PLoS Blogs (blog)

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http://news.google.com - Biosecurity and synthetic biology: it is time to get seriousPLoS Blogs (blog)Last month, the SB7.0 conference attracted around 800 synthetic biology experts from all around the world to Singapore. I was attending as part of the SB7.0 biosecurity fellowship, together with 30 other early-career synthetic biologists and ...

Geoengineering and Synthetic Biology - PLoS Blogs (blog)

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http://news.google.com - PLoS Blogs (blog)Geoengineering and Synthetic BiologyPLoS Blogs (blog)This September, as part of their annual symposium, EUSynBioS will hold an Open Discussion on the topic, “Synthetic Biology and Environmental Engineering”, at the National Center for Biotechnology, Madrid, Spain. They will host experts in the field to ...

Fragrant Moss: a Product of Synbio and a Symbol for the Future. - PLoS Blogs (blog)

Posted By BioSocrates 44 days ago on synthetic biology

http://news.google.com - PLoS Blogs (blog)Fragrant Moss: a Product of Synbio and a Symbol for the Future.PLoS Blogs (blog)Many of you will remember the Kickstarter funded synthetic biology project Glowing plants. In the spring of 2013 Antony Evans (CEO and founder of Glowing plants, renamed TAXA later) and his team had successfully raised just under half a million dollars ...

Synbio at the BioWorld Congress in Montréal - PLoS Blogs (blog)

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http://news.google.com - Synbio at the BioWorld Congress in MontréalPLoS Blogs (blog)While ranging from renewal chemicals to biofuels and food ingredients, this year's congress had a dedicated synthetic biology track consisting of seven sessions over three days. Imagine my excitement when I was asked to moderate one of the sessions!

An All-Canadian Collaborative Synthetic Biology Project - PLoS Blogs (blog)

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http://news.google.com - PLoS Blogs (blog)An All-Canadian Collaborative Synthetic Biology ProjectPLoS Blogs (blog)This is the second article of a series of three in which I will be speaking about Canadian initiatives in synthetic biology. In my previous post I talked about Amino Bio, a startup company 'pioneering accessible bioengineering in the home and school ...

Genemods June newsreel and new podcast - PLoS Blogs (blog)

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http://news.google.com - Genemods June newsreel and new podcastPLoS Blogs (blog)The Synbio Newsreel is guest contributed by Isaac Larkin from the Northwestern University synthetic biology club called GeneMods. This post can be originally found as part of their monthly SynBio Newsreel and you can follow them at @Genemods.

Engineering bacterial photographs: now in color! - PLoS Blogs (blog)

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http://news.google.com - PLoS Blogs (blog)Engineering bacterial photographs: now in color!PLoS Blogs (blog)... production of the LacZ enzyme which catalyzes a black precipitate from the chemical S-gal (3,4-cyclohexenoesculetin-beta-D-galactopyranoside). To extend that idea to RGB images required several new synthetic biology parts and more advanced circuity.