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Why the Promise of Cheap Fuel from Super Bugs Fell Shortby Martin LaMonicaMIT Technology ReviewFebruary 5th, 2014The sell-off of synthetic biology pioneer LS9 goes to show that making biofuels from genetically engineered microbes has yet to deliver economically.
Could Glow-in-the-Dark Tobacco Plants Light Up the Living Rooms of the Future?by Kristin HohenadelSlateJanuary 15th, 2014St Louis biotech company Bioglow has developed a genetically modified tobacco plant that glows in the dark, as a first step towards a world in which our highways and homes might be illuminated with the luminescent glow of plant life.
Biopolitical News of the Year 2013by Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesDecember 19th, 2013For better and worse, 2013 has been a year in which several related issues familiar to those who follow human biotechnology moved into the wider sphere of public discussion.
New Ways to Engineer the Germlineby Jessica CussinsBiopolitical TimesDecember 18th, 2013A look at a number of emerging techniques that could compromise the international consensus against human inheritable genetic modification.
Crispr Goes Commercial by Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesDecember 5th, 2013A new company, Editas Medicine, has been founded by the scientists who developed Crispr gene-editing technology, with backing from several major venture capital funds.
Human Germline Hype Pings around the Globeby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesNovember 20th, 2013Crispr gene-editing technology gets a publicity push from a failing British newspaper.
Developing a Fax Machine to Copy Life on Marsby Andrew PollackThe New York TimesNovember 17th, 2013J. Craig Venter wants to detect life on Mars and bring it to Earth using a device called a digital biological converter.
Competition Launch to 'Brand' Synthetic Biology VanillaHispanic BusinessNovember 14th, 2013ETC Group and Friends of the Earth are launching a public design and branding competition to shine a spotlight on extreme genetic engineering used in our food.
Get a Whiff of 'Synthetic Biology'by Jim HightowerBoulder WeeklyNovember 7th, 2013Welcome once again to the phantasmagoric world of DNA manipulators. This branch of genetic engineering wizardry calls itself “synthetic biology.” That’s an oxymoron meaning “fake life.”
Synthetic Biology: Scientific Advances Outstrip Policy Discourseby Pete ShanksBiopolitical TimesNovember 7th, 2013Synthetic biology has been attracting general mainstream attention recently, not necessarily reflecting the latest scientific advances, which seem not to be engaging policymakers to the extent they should.
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