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,
Courtesy of syntheticbiology.org by Aakriti Jain Examples like Dr. J. Craig Venter’s minimal cell and Dr. Jay Keasling’s synthetic biology derived anti-malarial, artemisinin, all work towards a central goal: standardization and integration of design principles
The following post was contributed by Ron Shigeta and the team over at IndieBio, an exciting incubator/accelerator with locations in Cork, Ireland and San Francisco, CA. We love what they are doing to promote synthetic
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 The CRISPR-Cas9 DNA editing tool is arguably one of the most revolutionary tools in biotechnology, the applications of which range from biofuels to medicine. Until now, a caveat of the tool was the
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.
by Aakriti Jain Opening science to everyone has great implications. It’s about combining forces, new kinds of innovative thinking, and exploring questions on your own time. The roots of hacking come from the Old English word
by David Shifrin This article appeared on the original PLOS Synthetic Biology Community in May, 2015 Starting with the end in mind “Start with the end in mind.” So says businessman and leadership icon Stephen R.
Starting with the end in mind “Start with the end in mind.” So says businessman and leadership icon Stephen R. Covey in a statement that has permeated modern culture across disciplines. Turns out, it may