Synthetic biology news from around the world.
“Biodesign Here Now” showcases the innovators designing a more sustainable future with biology
This week, I went to an amazing exhibition in London as part of SynbiTECH 2019, curated and organized by Open Cell (a 70 shipping container village in London supported by SynbiCITE, the UK’s synthetic biology industry and engineering biology industr...
Roadmap encourages federal investment in synthetic biology research
This week, a group of more than 80 scientists and engineers from more than 30 universities and a dozen companies released a new, technical roadmap that lays out a path for achieving the promise of engineering biology, or synthetic biology. According ...
Synthetic biology, culture, and the stirrings of innovation from Old Japan
Japan is a global powerhouse for life sciences research. The level of academic research in the country is impressive. Two Nobel Prize winners in the past five years have come from Japan — Yoshinori Ohsumi in 2016 for autophagy and Tasuku Honjo in 20...