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So far Christine Stevenson has created 43 blog entries.

When the Pest Becomes the Pesticide: Genetically Reprogramming Mosquitoes, Moths, and More

It’s hard to imagine what a world would be like without mosquitoes, ticks, beetles, termites, and other pest insects that have plagued human health, agriculture, and economy for as long as we can remember.  But with the innovation of genetically-modified [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|News|

The Solution To the Human Organ Shortage May Be Found in Pigs—Literally.

The global shortage of human organs is a problem that will not be going away anytime soon.  In fact, as many countries undergo demographic transitions and as medicine gets better at keeping those with failing organs alive, it’s a problem [...]

By | July 13th, 2017|News|

Twist Bioscience Adds $27 Million to its 2017 Financing

Twist Bioscience, the rising star of DNA synthesis, has announced the completion of its most recent financing round with the addition of $27 million to the raise.  In combination with the $33 million in funding that Twist announced in March, [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|DNA Synthesis, Industry Providers, News, Press Releases|

Integrated DNA Technologies Launches New Grant Program Aimed at Synthetic Biology Startups

Integrated DNA Technologies, the world’s largest manufacturer of nucleic acids, has announced the launch of a new grant program specifically aimed at supporting synthetic biology startups. The grant is dedicated to enabling research and development early stage companies by supplying [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|DNA Synthesis, Industry Providers, News|

SB7.0 Will Address the Role of Synthetic Biology in Security

Whether it’s the re emergence of pathogens trapped in melting permafrost or the spread of incurable crop plant diseases, biosecurity is a subject of mounting import on the global stage.  At the Seventh International Meeting on Synthetic Biology, an entire [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|News|

SB7.0 Panel Will Address the Biodiversity Crisis and How Synbio Can Help

It is becoming ever clearer that the world is entering a sixth mass extinction event driven by human activity and the levels of biodiversity we see today are gravely threatened.  Global climate change is already impacting the stability of countless [...]

By | May 23rd, 2017|News|