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Jmuhujjjnn,jjjjjj. We see things a little different. Recent SynBio papers. WHAK! [KEVIN KELLY:] The main question that I'm asking myself is, what is the meaning of technology in our lives?


What place does technology have in the universe? What place does it have in the human condition? And what place should it play in my own personal life? Technology as a whole system, or what I call the technium, seems to be a dominant force in the culture. Indeed at times it seems to be the only force - the only lasting force - in culture. Anthropology & Synthetic Biology. Synthetic Aesthetics. Neither models nor miracles: a look at synthetic biology.

The 20th century broke open both the atom and the human genome.

Neither models nor miracles: a look at synthetic biology

Physics deftly imposed mathematical order on the upwelling of particles. Now, in the 21st century, systems biology aims to fit equations to living matter, creating mathematical models that promise new insight into disease and cures. But, after a decade of effort and growth in computing power, models of cells and organs remain crude.

Researchers are retreating from complexity towards simpler systems. International Biomolecular Design Competition. World First Cell Race. Main Page. Current Interest - 15 Incredible Applications of Biomimicry. In our previous article, The 15 Coolest Cases of Biomimicry, we listed such great ideas as Velcro, Gecko Tape and Whalepower Wind Turbines to illustrate some of the most awe-inspiring applications of biomimicry: the developing engineering practice of designing sustainable human technologies inspired by nature.

Current Interest - 15 Incredible Applications of Biomimicry

Here are 15 more examples coming out of the biomimetics workshops of academia and industry that illustrate the range of nature-inspired designs that may lead humanity into the future. 1. Harnessing the Sea On the energy front biomimicry is offering several intriguing designs for tapping the movement of waves and tides to produce electricity from mechanical energy. An Australian company BioPower Systems has developed Biowave, a system that mimics the motion of underwater plants to generate power. 2.

Current Interest - The 15 Coolest Cases of Biomimicry. Those who are inspired by a model other than Nature, a mistress above all masters, are laboring in vain. - Leonardo Da Vinci Biomimicry - The practice of developing sustainable human technologies inspired by nature.

Current Interest - The 15 Coolest Cases of Biomimicry

Sometimes called Biomimetics or Bionics, it's basically biologically inspired engineering. 1. Congress Considers Synthetic Biology Risks, Benefits - ScienceIn. 18 April 2011 - Final evaluation report of the BBSRC/EPSRC Synthetic Biology Dialogue is published - News. Current Interest - How mirasol Displays Work: Micro-electro-mechanical Systems (MEMS) Drive IMOD Reflective Technology. Systems & Synthetic Biology. Biology is Technology : Oscillator. Synthesis. BioBuilder - Home. On Biotechnology Without Borders. Can the reengineering of biology be coupled to the spread of tools and knowledge sufficient to improve the health of people and the environment worldwide?

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We believe the answer is yes, albeit with much work to be accomplished both technically and culturally. Practically, a comprehensive overhaul of the process by which living systems are engineered is needed. Legal, political, and cultural innovations are also required to collectively insure that the resulting knowledge and tools are freely availably to those who would use them constructively.

We do not know how to make biology easy to engineer (think playing with Legos or coding software with Java). However, technical inventions prototyped over the past six years point the way to a future in which biology is much easier to engineer relative to today. Synthetic Biology. Synthetic Biology index.

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Edit your contributions directly or email updates to the DIYbio email list, Major contributors (in alphabetical order): The contents of this FAQ are copyright under the OpenWetWare Copyright policy (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported). This Frequently Asked Questions document is for the DIYBio mailing list. GenSpace NYC. DIYbio/FAQ.

BioBricks Foundation. Book Publishers. Publishers. Videos. Andrew Hessel - Introduction to Synthetic Biology. PDplus: Synthetic Biology - creating life in the lab. Craig Venter: On the verge of creating synthetic life. Synbiosafe. Chaîne de BioBricksFoundation. Synthetic Biology: Drew Endy. Education. Synthetic biology is the design and construction of biological devices and systems for useful purposes.[1] It is an area of biological research and technology that combines biology and engineering, thus often overlapping with bioengineering and biomedical engineering.


It encompasses a variety of different approaches, methodologies, and disciplines with a focus on engineering biology and biotechnology.[2] The advance of synthetic biology relies on several key enabling technologies provided at ever increasing speed and lower cost. DNA sequencing, fabrication of genes, modeling how synthetic genes behave, and precisely measuring gene behavior are essential tools in synthetic biology.

Its popularity has grown as a result of increasing developments within DNA synthesis technologies; now it is more affordable to synthesize a gene as opposed to cloning it. Also, genome databases can be used as a template for creating viruses at minimal cost. History[edit] Perspectives[edit] Biology[edit] MSc in Systems and Synthetic Biology. Master AIV - Introduction. Courses. Synthetic Biology: SB101. Edge Master Class 2009. THE CURRENT CATALOG OF LIFE By Ed Regis In their futuristic workshops, the masters of the Synthetic Genomics, Craig Venter and George Church, play out their visions of bacteria reprogrammed to turn coal into methane gas and other microbes programmed to create jet fuel 14.

August 2009 — John Brockman is a New York City literary agent with a twist: not only does he represent many of the world's top scientists and science writers, he's also founder and head of the Edge Foundation (, devoted to disseminating news of the latest advances in cutting-edge science and technology. Synthetic Biology Project. Synthetic biology, ethics and the hacker culture.

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Synthetic biology, ethics and the hacker culture

Friedman’s “The World is Flat” or Neal Stephenson’s “Cryptonomicon”, and you get a glimpse into how the hacker culture that emerged at the tail end of the twentieth century revolutionized the digital world. Will a confluence of emerging technologies—including information tech, biotech, and nanotech—lead to a similar revolution in the biological world? Behind every computer screen is a complexity of software and hardware that together create a virtual world in which many of us spend more time living out our lives than is probably healthy—whether crunching numbers, playing games or churning out our latest blog. This world is built in part (some would say a large part) on the work of technically savvy individuals—hackers—who have learned the art of manipulating the fundamental building blocks of the digital world. Tools. Synthetic Biology 3.0. SB5.0: the Fifth International Meeting on Synthetic Biology.

Confdetail360. This conference will focus on the advancement of synthetic biology, especially its application in the field of antibiotic production in filamentous fungi and actinomycete bacteria, including the implementation and modification of complex biosynthesis pathway modules in existing and new production hosts.


Antibiotics production is regulated by complex networks and involves intricate multi-step biosynthetic machineries, as well as major reorganization of primary metabolic fluxes to redirect cellular metabolic resources towards their biosynthesis. The urgent need for new antibiotics caused by the accelerating emergence of multi-drug resistant pathogens worldwide has led to a strong interest in the research community for decidedly novel approaches, collectively referred to as Synthetic Biology. To learn more about the conference, please see the Final Programme(PDF)

Confdetail241. The field of synthetic biology holds a great promise for the design, construction and development of artificial (i.e. man-made) biological (sub)systems, by offering viable new routes to ‘genetically modified’ organisms, smart drugs and hybrid computational-biological devices.


The informed manipulation of such biological (sub)systems could have an enormous positive impact on our societies, with its effects being felt across a range of activities such as the provision of healthcare, environmental protection and remediation to the construction of smarter more ubiquitous bio-integrated computing systems, etc. DNAWorks at Helix Systems. DNAWorks (v3.2.2) The availability of sequences of entire genomes has dramatically increased the number of protein targets, many of which will need to be overexpressed in cells other than the original source of DNA.

Gene synthesis often provides a fast and economically efficient approach. The synthetic gene can be optimized for expression and constructed for easy mutational manipulation without regard to the parent genome. Cutter V2.0. Sci-Ed Software - Products. Clone Manager Basic acts as an expert system to help with cloning simulation, enzyme operations and graphic map drawing. You can also use Clone Manager as a quick and easy way to view or edit sequence files, find open reading frames, translate genes, or find genes or text in files. Use Enzymes, Simulate Cloning Find enzyme sites, view enzyme info Do restriction enzyme analysis Updated enzyme list display Cut, ligate DNA, modify molecule ends Plan Cloning, Gateway, Topo Cloning Wizards Draw Graphic Maps Prepare high-resolution graphic maps Print, copy to clipboard, export to file Enhanced Views of graphic map. Gene Designer Software and Demos - DNA2.0. The DNA design tool for today’s molecular biologists Capture your entire gene design process in one efficient application, using a range of design tools purposely built for the task: Intelligent, fast, and easy-to-use algorithms for in silico cloning, codon optimization, back translation and primer design.

Graphically rich molecular view to display, annotate and edit your constructs. Customizable database to quickly store, manage, and track genetic element, genes and constructs. Powerful, intuitive drag-and-drop interface for moving sequence elements within or between constructs. Gene Designer Sequence View enables easy manipulation of sequence elements, codon choices, and oligonucleotide positions. Bioinformatics Software for Sequence alignment, sequence analysis, BLAST, Mr Bayes, ClustalW. TinkerCell. SBOL. Mobyle portal. Companies. DNA2.0. Ginkgo BioWorks. Cellectis. AMAbiotics. The company AMAbiotics is a research and service company focused on the link between microbial metabolism, nutrition and health. Using cutting-edge techniques in genomics and modelling, AMAbiotics develops for its own account or with partners a portfolio of know-how, patents and applications.

In brief Living beings make communities where each has its own place, from indifference to collaboration, competition and even agression. Omeecs. Intrexon. Amyris. LS9, Inc.