J. Craig Venter and his colleagues ￼at Synthetic Genomics Inc update their efforts to create a “hypothetical minimal genome” in this week’s Science. “JCVI-syn3.0,” or syn3.0 for short, is about 531,000 base pairs organized into 473 genes,
March 18, 2016, by Brigitte Nerlich There is clearly a tension between accelerating research and development for economic benefits and fostering a culture of responsible innovation (which should include time for anticipation and reflection). The
by Orlando de Lange A new review came out recently, and I will point out straightaway that is is co-authored by my new boss (Jennifer Nemhauser) so I will not even pretend to be unbiased.
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 Henry de Belly iGEM is a well-known student competition in synthetic biology that was organized at MIT in 2004. This year, for the first time, the competition was opened to community labs, which include
By Aakriti Jain PLOS Synthetic Biology Community Editor As this year marked the 10th anniversary for iGEM Giant Jamboree, the competition brought over 2300 participants from 245 teams from all over the world and included