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produce insulin for all

Support student research to produce insulin for all

Support student research to produce insulin for all We are running a  fundraising campaign to support graduate student research to develop a small-scale manufacturing process to produce insulin for all.   Need to produce insulin for all Since its discovery...

biohacked medicines

Toward biohacked medicines: the Open Insulin case

Today we published two papers discussing the development of biohacked medicines spearheaded by the DIYBio movement. This revolution could dramatically change the way patients access life-saving drugs. In an opinion entitled “The Open Insulin Project: A Case Study for Biohacked Medicines“, in...

Anca Selariu

Welcome Anca

We are pleased to welcome Anca Selariu who joined the group as research coordinator on September 4, 2018. Anca will be responsible for coordinating the execution of research projects. She will also be involved in the development of funding proposals....

Presenting Digital Signatures for DNA

A new project in the Peccoud Lab focuses on applying digital signatures to DNA in living organisms. Last week, postdoc Jenna Gallegos gave a presentation at the Synthetic Biology, Evolution, Engineering, and Design meeting in ScottsDale, Arizona describing this work. Abstract DNA...

New publication defining “cyberbiosecurity”

We’ve just published a new paper describing the security risks that come along with the increasing digitization of biotechnology workflows. We call this emerging field cyberbiosecurity. Our paper about cyberbiosecurity was published in the Cell Press journal Trends in Biotechnology...

We had a lab retreat! (and you should too)

Peccoud Lab Retreat 2018 was a big success This weekend, the Peccoud lab went on a three-day retreat at the Cliff House Hotel in Manitou, CO. A retreat for a small academic lab may sound like an unusual idea, but...

genome editing right

Is there a Genome Editing Right?

Biohackers are using CRISPR technology to edit their own genomes. Is there a genome editing right or should CRISPR tools be controlled substances? The Facts Josiah Zayner, recently reported, that he attempted to edit his own genome using the CRISPR....

New Hires

As the group is completing its transition to Colorado State University, we have been building a new team. Since May, we have added five new hires to our team. Jenny Harding is a research coordinator. She joined us from the Department...

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