Dr. Jennifer Doudna Wins Breakthrough Prize for Her Work on CRISPR Cas9

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Doudna on receiving a 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences! Dr. Doudna is one of Caribou Biosciences’ co-founders and a Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology professor and researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Doudna and her collaborator Emmanuelle Charpentier received this award for their ground-breaking work on the CRISPR…

Genome Compiler - The Platform for Synthetic Biology Tools Welcomes DNA2.0 as a Premium Synthesis Partner

Los Altos, CA and Menlo Park, CA (November 14, 2014). Genome Compiler Corp., a Los Altos based synthetic biology software company entered into a collaborative agreement with DNA2.0, a leading provider of gene synthesis and bioengineering solutions located in Menlo Park, CA. Genome Compiler will be integrating DNA2.0’s gene synthesis services into their design platform,…

Cool Kickstarter Project: OPEN qPCR

Josh Perfetto and his team at Chai Biotechnologies are making the dreams of biohackers come true with their new Kickstarter project that will make qPCR technology available worldwide at less than 1/10th the industry price. Chai biotechnologies is a biotech start up based in Santa Clara, CA. with a mission of “making biological technologies more…

The Gates Foundation Helps Launch Affinivax - A Vaccine Development Firm

A new vaccine development firm, Affinivax, was recently initiated thanks to funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and may receive future funding based on its performance. Affinivax plans on continuing to develop its Multiple Antigen Presenting System (MAPS) and other vaccine development projects with the initial four million dollar investment. The company will…