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In Most Ambitious DNA Building Project Ever, Scientists Make An Artificial Yeast Chromosome
We're constructing ever-more-complicated creatures in labs.
Concept: Artificial Organisms That Wiggle As You Eat Them
Artist Minsu Kim introduces synthetic biology to contemporary gastronomy.
Synthetic Biologists Engineer A Custom Flu Vaccine In A Week
A synthetic biology method proves its chops.
Scientists Build Hollow Virus For Cheaper Vaccines
This foot-and-mouth virus has a stable exterior, but no genetic material in its interior.
Swiss Scientists Program Mammalian Cells to Work As Logic Gates
A new biologic logic gate based on proteins can perform binary calculations, serving as the first “cellular calculator,” researchers say. … Continued
Guess What’s Cooking in the Garage
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
DARPA and Craig Venter Fire Up Bio-Factories For Quick, Streamlined Genetic Engineering
Not content to let scientists figure out how to engineer animals and plants depending on the situation, DARPA wants to … Continued
DNA Inside Cells Can Serve As Rewritable Data Storage
DNA is the blueprint for life, and now it can serve as a computer to monitor life’s processes. Bioengineers transformed … Continued
An ‘Operating System’ That Runs on Cells Could Create Whole New Life Forms
And a U.K.-based team is building it
Cyborg Yeast’s Genes Are Controlled By a Computer
The ability to make cells do our bidding would be a major advance in everything from drug production to biofuels, … Continued