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Synthetic Biology Blogs

I thought it might be useful to compile a list of Synthetic Biology blogs that can be used as alternative sources of information and perspectives complementing academic journals.  This list was prepared using contributions from Nathaniel Gore  and Devin Camenares. Do you know other...

DNAFactory: A Gene Synthesis Game

We present our very first video game!  Targeted toward middle- and high-school students, DNAFactory demonstrates the steps a Gene Synthesis factory or laboratory would go through to produce DNA molecules; specifically, when creating a DNA sample, the target sequence is...

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Developing a culture of security for synthetic biology

I was recently interviewed by Andrew Snyder-Beattie from the Future of Humanity Institute. I am putting edited excerpts from this interview below with the hope of engaging a discussion.   Andrew: What  should be done to address the risks of synthetic...

Fostering Transdisciplinary Science with Cyberinfrastructures

I want to tell you how cyber-infrastructures can enable large research research projects involving specialists from multiple disciplines and why it makes economic sense to develop such an infrastructure. The most exciting scientific research often involves multiple disciplines. You may have...

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Chase the dream, not the money: the dirty little secrets of proposal writing

When I started writing proposal, I was “chasing the money” by submitting proposals haphazardly in responses to various calls I was aware of. There are two problems with this approach. I did not understand well how to work with the...

Development of Synthetic Flu Vaccines

An excellent video produced by SynBerc during the First Mammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop held at MIT in May 2013. [contentblock id=7 img=iframe.png]

Google DNA Map

I owe to Mary Mangan from OpenHelix this gem. Apparently, her readers enjoyed this video very much. I had a lot of fun watching it. After you had a good laugh, stop for a minute and think about it. Is...

Imagine what we can do together

LinkedIn just published this video as part of their 10 year anniversary. I like the way it frames the relations between personal aspirations and the need of others to move in that direction. Lately I have encouraged everyone in the...

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