0000-0003-0319-5416Modern medicine has found many ways to use a pill of chemicals to improve human health for people around the world. Drugs are taken for infections, cancer treatment, metabolic disorders, and every other ailment. Despite the impact
0000-0003-0319-5416“Photosynthesis as the engine for life on earth has high engineering potential, which has not yet been fully exploited…By step-wise identification of all the components needed for engin… Source: Can we synthetically engineer C4 photosynthesis?
When we decided to crowdsource a review of the year from the synthetic biology community we weren’t sure what the response would be – but it has been fantastic! So good in fact, that we
by David Shifrin How can scientists engage with members of the public to empower decision- making and participation in public policy? So asked the National Research Council as the premise for its Roundtable on Public
By Charles Ebikeme In September of 2012, a paper published in Food and Chemical Toxicology, garnered widespread media attention. The paper documented how rats fed a particular line of herbicide-resistant maize showed higher tumour and
By Prashant Bhat The first annual Synthetic Biology: Engineering, Evolution & Design (SEED) conference was held last month in Manhattan Beach, CA. Both new and veteran star-studded synthetic biologists shared the podium for four days
If there was really any hope that the new gene-editing techniques would be accepted as benign by anti-GMO activists, it has vanished. Second in a series of posts by Tabitha M. Powledge. Last week I
By Tabitha M. Powledge Two papers published in the last week were signal events for agricultural genomics. First was the draft of the huge, and hugely complex, genome of bread wheat, the staff of life for