This page provides educational resources, events, news and products related to synthetic biology. Content will cover aspects from the systems used to create synthetic DNA, proteins and organisms, to their utility in areas such as biopharmaceutical production and biosensor creation.
Synthetic Biology – Highlights
Download this eBook to explore how synthetic biology is being utilized in the development of cell and gene therapies, cancer therapeutics and improved food and agriculture production processes.
Recent Synthetic Biology Research Developments
This article discusses novel developments occurring in synthetic biology and their applications among a vast sum of multidisciplinary scientific fields.
An Introduction to Electroporation – A Tool for Transfection and Competent Cell Generation
There are many reasons you may want to deliver something into a cell, be it genetic material or a therapeutic drug, and electroporation is a vital tool to achieve this. In this article, we will consider what electroporation is, how it works and how it’s used.
Teach Me in 10 – Gene Drive Research With Dr Jennifer Baltzegar
In this week's installment of Teach Me in 10, we are joined by Dr Jennifer Baltzegar, a population geneticist who teaches us all about gene drives in less than 10 minutes.
Reengineering of Cancer Drugs Increases Their Versatility
Researchers have discovered a way to further tap the therapeutic potential of proteolysis targeting chimeras (PROTACs), small molecules used in cancer treatment and other conditions.
Model Shows How Bacterial Chatterboxes Communicate
A mathematical model has been created explaining how bacteria communicate within a larger ecosystem. By understanding how this process works, researchers can predict what actions may elicit certain environmental responses from a bacterial community.
Rotten Meat Detection Made Easier by Biosensor System
To improve food safety, researchers designed a new, inexpensive, reliable and consumer-friendly technology that identifies the presence of the toxin putrescine in beef.
Last Steps in the Biosynthesis Pathway of Tropane Alkaloids Identified
Researchers used a yeast-based synthetic biology platform to elucidate the last remaining enzymatic steps involved in tropane alkaloid formation in Erythroxylum coca.
FDA Gives “Green Light” to Cultivated Meat Product for the First Time
On November 16, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its first pre-market consultation for a human food made from cultured animal cells was complete. The consultation was with the California-based company UPSIDE Foods, which describes itself as the world’s first cultivated meat company, founded in 2015.
Evonetix Commences Early Access Program for DNA Synthesized by Thermal Control on its Semiconductor Chip
EVONETIX LTD today announced the opening of its early access program for semiconductor synthesized DNA.
Evonetix Granted Patent for Technology Enabling Thermally-Controlled DNA Synthesis
EVONETIX LTD has announced it has been granted patent EP3551331B1 in Europe for its proprietary thermal control technology for DNA synthesis, as well as the design and manufacture of its silicon chips.