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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.
Grow Your Own: Where Scientists and Artists are Shaking up Creationby Oliver WainwrightThe GuardianOctober 27th, 2013From armpit brie to banana flavoured E.coli, artists and bio-hackers have teamed up to push the frontiers of 'synthetic biology' in a new exhibition.
Companies Rush to Build ‘Bio-Factories’ for Medicines, Flavorings and Fuelsby Ariana Eunjung ChaThe Washington PostOctober 24th, 2013"You can now build a cell the same way you might build an app for your iPhone."
Biology's Brave New WorldThe Promise and Perils of the Synbio Revolutionby Laurie GarrettForeign AffairsOctober 24th, 2013Synthetic genomics has spawned a dizzying array of new possibilities, challenges, and national security threats. The global bioterrorism and biosecurity establishment remains well behind the curve.
What’s That Smell? Exotic Scents Made From Re-engineered Yeastby Andrew PollackThe New York TimesOctober 20th, 2013A powerful form of genetic engineering could revolutionize the production of some of the most sought-after flavors and fragrances, but synthetic biology raises thorny issues.
Reprogrammed Bacterium Speaks New Language of Lifeby Linda GeddesNew ScientistOctober 17th, 2013A bacterium has had its genome recoded so that the standard language of life no longer applies, allowing the addition of genetic elements that don't exist in nature.
Craig Venter: 'This isn't a fantasy look at the future. We are doing the future'by Zoë CorbynThe GuardianOctober 12th, 2013The scientist dubbed biology's "bad boy" wants to talk about his new book. A reader could be forgiven for thinking it is really aimed at the Nobel prize committee.
Glowing plant project on Kickstarter sparks debate about regulation of DNA modificationby Ariana Eunjung ChaWashington PostOctober 3rd, 2013Who, if anyone, has the power to monitor the release of glowing seeds?
Plants That Glow in the Dark Spark Heated Debateby Josh DziezaThe Daily BeastAugust 18th, 2013Kickstarter has backed away from crowdfunding genetically modified organisms that can be released from the lab, but the debate over who gets to grow what continues to rage.
A Kickstop for Synthetic Biology?by Jessica CussinsBiopolitical TimesAugust 7th, 2013Environmentalists voiced alarm and outrage when the “glowing plants” project promised to send synthetic seeds to thousands around the world as part of a fundraising effort on Kickstarter. The crowdfunding site has now changed its regulations; offering GMOs as a reward will no longer be permitted.
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