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A Sneak Peek Into the SynBioBeta Company Database

Do you ever feel lost when attempting to quantify the progress and momentum of the synthetic biology field? Or perhaps you’re a student, a new iGEM team, or a software engineer that has stumbled across this idea about...

J. Craig Venter to Keynote SynBioBeta SF 2014

J. Craig Venter is a bio-pioneer, a veteran, an entrepreneur, the survival machine for the genome known as HuRef, and a thought leader within the synthetic biology field. He wields a rare blend of intellectual...

The LS9 Update You’ve Long Been Waiting For

You could be forgiven for losing track of LS9 (Life Sustain 9-Billion) in the last year. While the company hails from the “original” wave of synthetic biology companies and wields technology with far...

Y Combinator Welcomes Glowing Plant

Less than one month after announcing Ginkgo Bioworks as one of the first biotech companies in its network, Y Combinator pulled back the curtains on its investment in Glowing Plant. Both companies are making big, bullish...

What the F@$! is Synthetic Biology?

The absence of an accepted definition of synthetic biology is often characterized as a major problem facing the field, specifically when discussing regulation. After all, if regulators could corral these seemingly...