0000-0003-0319-5416If you do synthetic biology, you probably need plasmids. If you need plasmids, you’ve probably (hopefully) heard of Addgene because Addgene loves sharing plasmids from one researcher to another. The nonprofit plasmid repository started in
After briefly fading from the media spotlight, CRISPR, the genome-engineering tool that caused widespread consternation at the end of 2015, when a Chinese group first reported applying the technique in (non-viable) human embryos, is staging a comeback in
At Twist Biosciences’ office in San Francisco, CEO Emily Leproust pulled out of her tote bag two things she carries around everywhere: a standard 96-well plastic plate ubiquitous in biology labs and her company’s invention,
by Aditya Kunjapur When did you first hear the phrase “synthetic biology”? Was it many years ago, or did it just happen when you clicked on this blog? Synthetic biology — or SynBio — involves the engineering of biological systems
by David Shifrin Science hit an inflection point somewhere in the past 10–15 years. We reached a point where all (or at many) of the pieces that go into discovery — these include hard technologies like computing power,
by Aakriti Jain PLOS Synbio is excited to join forces with Synberc, along with iGEM, AAAS,Synbiobeta, EUSynbioS, and The Tech Museum of Innovation to launch the#MeetSynbio Campaign. The motivation behind the campaign is to
by Aakriti Jain On Wed, July 22, 2015, PLOS is hosting Dr. Todd Eckdahl on its weekly PLOS Science Wednesday “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) live chat series on Reddit science. UPDATE 7/22 — here’s the link to Dr.