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A clash of titans: DIY Bio met the homebrew computer club at SynBioBeta 2018

Steve Wozniak: the man who co-founded Apple, a household name. George Church: the synthetic biologist and professor, a mammoth contributor to science, both figuratively and literally. The opening night of SynBioBeta 2018 was the embodiment of technology meeting biology, with [...]

By | October 10th, 2018|Featured News, Individual Profile, Synthetic Biology News|

Vonnie Estes named PMA vice president of technology

Newark, Del. - To better help the global fresh produce and floral industry to harness the increasing role of technology, the global industry’s leading trade association is expanding its technology expertise. Vonnie Estes will join Produce Marketing Association (PMA) as [...]

By | September 27th, 2018|Individual Profile, Synthetic Biology News|

On solving the brain: Ed Boyden and the new neuroscience

On Ed Boyden’s Twitter feed, you’ll find a picture of him with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Boyden, wearing a blazer, no tie, and glasses, holds up a Petri dish as Trudeau, sleeves rolled up and tie loosened, leans in [...]

By | September 24th, 2018|Featured News, Individual Profile, Synthetic Biology News|

Ideas, conversations, and resident creativity: An interview with Ginkgo Bioworks’ Christina Agapakis

This article is brought to you by Ginkgo Bioworks, which is developing new organisms that replace technology with biology. To learn more about how their custom microbes serve customers in fermentation, pharmaceuticals, and more, please visit The future is [...]

By | August 23rd, 2018|Featured News, Individual Profile, Synthetic Biology News|

The sky is not the limit: What synthetic biologists can learn from astronaut Scott Kelly

“At 6 seconds, the main engines light, 3 giant engines with a million pounds of thrust. But you don’t go anywhere, because you’re bolted to the launch pad with 8 giant bolts. Then the clock goes, 5, 4, 3, [...]

Why the future will be written in DNA: An interview with Twist Bioscience’s Bill Peck

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