https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6828-1000 By Steven Burgess and Iulia Gherman Synthetic biology certainly includes plants, but the field of plant synthetic biology is less developed compared to model heterotrophs or mammalian applications. But plants are important, too important
0000-0003-0319-5416Food Evolution aims to take a look at the science underlying the heated rhetoric of the GMO debate. Filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy, narrator Neil deGrasse Tyson and on-camera experts walk through the major claims and key
by Steven Burgess and Cindy Chan How researchers answer questions around innovation, patenting and open access will have a profound impact on the development of the synthetic biology community. These issues were at the center of
Nowadays, the most important challenges to society are providing food, energy and other materials from limited natural resources. Plant Synthetic Biology has sprouted as the revolutionary method to solve these problems by designing and developing
In part 3 of our series on plant synthetic biology, Orlando de Lange (@SeaGreenODL) of The New Leaf blog introduces how synbio approaches are being used to develop novel disease resistant crops, overcoming some of the
In part 2 of our plant synthetic biology series we teamed up with Cameron Tout of the Legume Laboratory blog to introduce some of the tools of plant synbio and how these are being applied to agriculture.
by Steven Burgess The synthetic yeast (Sc 2.0) project aims to synthesize a yeast genome bottom-up. This is made possible by the sequence dependent nature of yeast centromeres, which are vital for proper partitioning of DNA