In a potentially far-reaching breakthrough, Yale and Harvard scientists have recoded a genome to improve its resistance to viruses, according to a new paper published in Science.
In our latest podcast on entrepreneurs in synthetic biology, we speak with Ginkgo BioWorks' Jason Kelly about his firm's focus on the bio-organism market.
In a new article, Daniel Grushkin, a fellow with the Synthetic Biology Project, looks at the financial pressures facing the first wave of community labs.
In a new commentary, Eleonore Pauwels of the Synthetic Biology Project looks at the use of language in the laboratory.
In our latest podcast, we talked to Patrick Nee of Universal Bio Mining about the regulations and the use of synthetic biology in the mining indsutry.
Following the success of the Glowing Plant Project, crowdfunding site Kickstarter has quietly changed its guidelines to block future projects from giving genetically modified premiums to backers.
The GenSpace Community Lab is crowdsourcing funding for a new "DNA Barcoding" project that would allow citizen scientists to identify species of Alaskan plants with only a small sample and at a low cost.
In a story showing how scientists can make important breakthroughs outside the tradition research avenues, Nature speaks with biotech entrepreneur Hugh Rienhoff about how he used genome sequencing on second-hand equipment to identify a mutation that could be causing his daughter's health issues.
In a new op-ed, Eleonore Pauwels of the Synthetic Biology Project looks at the implications from the recent Myriad court decision.
The MIT Center for International Studies and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars are collaborating on a $233,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to help realize potential benefits and address potential ecological effects of synthetic biology.
In our new podcast, we hear about how synthetic biology is tracking bacteria in food processing.
A new analysis by the Synthetic Biology Project finds the number of private and public entities conducting research in synthetic biology worldwide grew significantly between 2009 and 2013.
The crowdfunded project to create a glowing plant could lead to the widely distributed release of a synthetically designed plant.