Category Archives: Synthetic Biology

Clone-tegration Speeds Synthetic Biology | Kurzweil

A new, streamlined approach to genetic engineering drastically reduces the time and effort needed to insert new genes into bacteria, the workhorses of biotechnology, scientists are reporting. Published in the journal ACS Synthetic Biology, the method paves the way for more … Continue reading

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UGA discovery may allow scientists to make fuel from CO2 in the atmosphere | University Of Georgia

Athens, Ga. – Excess carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere created by the widespread burning of fossil fuels is the major driving force of global climate change, and researchers the world over are looking for new ways to generate power … Continue reading

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Bacterial photosynthetic reaction center harvests more light thanks to tailored organic antenna | PhysOrg

Getting energy from sunlight: Plants have it down; humans have not quite got the knack for it. Hybrid systems made from natural and synthetic components could open new routes for harvesting solar energy. Italian researchers have now introduced an approach … Continue reading

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Hot Wiring Bacteria To Produce Semi-Conductors | Popular Science

“Everything I do is about finding something that microbes can do that we can’t and then figuring out how they do it,” Mohamed El-Naggar says as he pulls up images of anaerobic bacteria on his computer at the University of … Continue reading

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Art and science combine to turn gold chloride into nuggets | Gizmag

For centuries, the world’s great thinkers were consumed by the search for the mythical Philosopher’s Stone. Franciscan friar Roger Bacon is said to have penned a formula for its creation in the 13th century, legend would have us believe that … Continue reading

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Laboratory Leather: Tissue Engineered Animal Hides | Txchnologist

Things have been very hush-hush over at Modern Meadow since it was disclosed in August that the company had received funding from PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel’s foundation to 3-D bioprint meat and leather. But in an exclusive interview with Txchnologist, … Continue reading

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Ancient diatoms could make biofuels, electronics and health food — at the same time | NanoWerk

(Nanowerk News) Diatoms, tiny marine life forms that have been around since the dinosaurs, could finally make biofuel production from algae truly cost-effective – because they can simultaneously produce other valuable products such as semiconductors, biomedical products and even health … Continue reading

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