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…

Hotfix!

We just released Genome Compiler 0.2.18 to adreess several problems with the big 0.2.16 release.  Release notes can be found here:   Release 0.2.18 Features User folders management in the Material box New visual Project layout – Introducing New tabs concept New  look &  feel for Project properties New abstraction levels approach (Zoom bar)   Enhancements Library…

Genome Compiler at SynBioBeta

    Genome Compiler was one of the startups presenting at the first ever Synthetic Biology startups conference:synbiobeta.com For pictures from the event check out: http://www.flickr.com/photos/synbiobeta/ Organized by John Cumbers from NASA Ames, this was the first ever meeting of the Synthetic Biology startups ecosystem. Ranging from big players like Autodesk and Life Technologies - medium…

Genome Compiler at iGEM

Genome Compiler is a proud supporter of the iGEM competition (igem.org). The 2012 iGEM world championship jamboree will be held at Cambridge, MA between the 2nd-5th / November: http://2012.igem.org/Main_Page Genome Compiler will be represented by Cesar Rodriguez who will also be a judge at the iGEM software division, and Aviv Rotman who will demo Genome…

http://www.genomecompiler.com/news/2012/5/29/genome-compiler-first-public-release.htmlArachniColi!

The first finalist of the West coast iGEM (igem.org) semifinal are the iGEM team from Utah State University with their ArachniColi - an E.Coli that produce spiders silk!     We have to commend them for a great site: http://2012.igem.org/Team:Utah_State and a great sense of humor:   iGEM season have started! Will update you with more…

Synthetic Biology on MARS

One of the most exciting use cases for Synthetic Biology is in space and on other planets. Check this cool article about developing bacetria and other life forms to teraform mars: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21628855.100-build-a-mars-base-with-a-bug-box.html   From the article: " THE next time humans set foot on an alien world, they may not travel alone. Small, lightweight "bug…

The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)

We wanted to recommend this site: http://www.jove.com - it's a video protocols peer reviewed journal! Find your preferred way to transform Arabidopsis Thaliana plants here: http://www.jove.com/video/1952/floral-dip-transformation-arabidopsis-thaliana-to-examine-ptso2 or how to heat shock transform E.Coli here: http://www.jove.com/video/253/transformation-of-plasmid-dna-into-e-coli-using-the-heat-shock-method It's a real nice resource - only trouble it's behind a pay wall.. one can view some videos for free and for…

Gen9 G-prize contest

Gen9, A stealthy Boston start-up  working on revolutionary methods for DNA synthesis (much needed for the future of the synthetic biology field!), has release this statement today: 2012 Gen9 G-Prize "WANTED: Innovators and disruptors interested in transforming an industry using synthesized DNA constructs. Gen9 has developed a unique technology to synthesize DNA constructs and has used it to…