Factory of Life

Great article by Science News about Synthetic Biology and some of the leading figures in the field: http://www.sciencenews.org/view/feature/id/347263/description/Factory_of_Life Very good story ending with a paragraph about how Synthetic Biology can solve many of the grand challenges we face: Solving hunger Synthetic biology may help farmers feed more people. For millennia, crops have been bred with an…

Build-a-Genome!

  Check out this interesting article from The-Scientists (http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/33358/title/Genomics-101/). A new class at John Hopkins University: Biology 420, aka Build-a-Genome. The future is here!   The class description is interesting: "In this combination lecture/laboratory “Synthetic Biology” course, students will learn how to make DNA building blocks used in an international project to build the world’s first…