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Rapid Prototyping in Biology With Synbiota

LEGO blocks are a great comparison for genetic parts when the modular nature of synthetic biology is concerned. Just as LEGOs can fit into various arrangements to build different structures, genetic parts can be...

Lygos Demonstrates Biology’s Advantage Over Petroleum

Lygos seems to have found a very advantageous niche for the biotech chemical industry. All of humanity’s earliest civilizations were built around fermentation products such as wine, vinegar, and cheese. During the 19th...

Efficient Genome Editing on Your Desktop

In-silico tools for efficient genome editing The discovery of restriction endonucleases and DNA ligases in the early 1970s was a turning point for biology. These enzymes are the scissors and glue for working with...

The Newest Synbio LEAP Fellows

Innovation and leadership go hand-in-hand. Synthetic biology needs massive innovation to rise from the limitations of biotechnology and thus, it is imperative that its leaders have massive ambitions for the field. The...

A Quick Look at the First IndieBio Batch

Traditionally biotech startups are difficult ventures to handle. They typically require lots of money and other resources to start, months, if not years, to develop a proof-of-principle and have complex IP issues, not...

Pembient – Bioengineered Wildlife Products

In Regenesis, George Church and Ed Regis list the resurrection of long extinct species as one of the grander, future applications of synthetic biology. To think someday, we might encounter living mammoths, produced by...

Antha to Code Experiments in Biology

Measure, pipette, mix, repeat. No doubt performing experiments in biotechnology are mundane tasks. In addition, the samples being handled are often in microscopic amounts and sensitive to the slightest of variations...

How SOS Ventures is Enabling Indie Bio

One major deterrent to innovation in biotechnology has been the high costs surrounding launching a new start up. However, thanks to a variety of factors, the cost and effort it takes to start a biotech venture have...

3 Technologies Screaming for Biological Disruption

Thomas Edison said, “There is always a better way to do it — find it.” In very rare instances, better ways for many diverse applications find their root in a single common technology. Synthetic biology is the...