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Illinois researchers develop gene circuit design strategy to advance ... - EurekAlert (press release)

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http://news.google.com - EurekAlert (press release)Illinois researchers develop gene circuit design strategy to advance ...EurekAlert (press release)Scientists and engineers have developed synthetic gene circuits that program the functionality, performance, and behavior of living cells. These gene circuits ...and more »

Cancer Immunotherapy? There's a Synthetic Gene Circuit for That ... - Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

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http://news.google.com - Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology NewsCancer Immunotherapy? There's a Synthetic Gene Circuit for That ...Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology NewsA synthetic biology approach that adds immunostimulatory gene circuits to cancer cells may contribute to combination immunotherapies against cancer.and more »

Scientists Eradicated Smallpox. With Synthetic Biology, We Can Bring it Back. - Futurism

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http://news.google.com - FuturismScientists Eradicated Smallpox. With Synthetic Biology, We Can Bring it Back.FuturismSynthetic biology allows scientists to create life from scratch, and it could potentially facilitate the creation of everything from advanced biofuels to human organs. However, the technology also has the capacity to be abused. The smallpox virus has ...

New system could short circuit cancer | Innovators magazine - Innovators Magazine

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http://news.google.com - Innovators MagazineNew system could short circuit cancer | Innovators magazineInnovators MagazineMIT researchers have created a synthetic gene circuit system that uses the immune system to fight cancer at its source.and more »

Cancer Immunotherapy? There's a Synthetic Gene Circuit for That - Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

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http://news.google.com - Cancer Immunotherapy? There's a Synthetic Gene Circuit for ThatGenetic Engineering & Biotechnology NewsThe scientists say that their synthetic biology approach, which has been shown to work in an in vivo model of ovarian cancer, can be tweaked to recognize other cancers. By treating the genomes of different kinds of cells as though they were application ...and more »

Gene circuit switches on inside cancer cells, triggers immune attack - MIT News

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http://news.google.com - MIT NewsGene circuit switches on inside cancer cells, triggers immune attackMIT News“There has been a lot of clinical data recently suggesting that if you can stimulate the immune system in the right way you can get it to recognize cancer,” says Lu, who is head of the Synthetic Biology Group in MIT's Research Laboratory of Electronics ...and more »

Engineering meets life sciences in synthetic biology - Varsity Online

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http://news.google.com - Varsity OnlineEngineering meets life sciences in synthetic biologyVarsity OnlineManipulation of model organisms is a dream for many a scientist and synthetic biology has shown great advances in achieving this in the past two decades. Alex van der Wateren recounts some of the field's achievements and explains how synthetic ...

Newly developed switch activates genes thousands of times better than nature - Phys.Org

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http://news.google.com - Phys.OrgNewly developed switch activates genes thousands of times better than naturePhys.Org"For anything to happen in biology, the 'light' has to be turn on," said Lucks, a member of Northwestern's Center for Synthetic Biology. "We're always interested in turning things on, so we found a way to engineer some really good light switches ...and more »