Products that we are using on a daily basis are getting a new twist in their creation process. Spices and flavorings are ingredients that most of us have probably used to create some of our favorite dishes. For hundreds of years they have come from exotic plant-life growing in the isolated areas of the Earth.…Details
Synthetic biology offers a variety of techniques for changing living beings for the benefit of mankind. By changing the DNA sequence of a cell, it will produce novel proteins with unique functions. However, there are limitations to the proteins which can be produced. One commonly recognized problem is that changes to the amino acid…Details
In Washington State, a new initiative I-522 or “ the People’s right to know Genetically Engineered Food Act” is causing quite a scare about GE foods among local consumers. There is a website now dedicated to the campaign, Yeson522, where readers can find all kinds of information on the “dangers” of “unnatural” genetically engineered foods.…Details
GetSynBio is a new community portal for synthetic biology, which includes original interviews with the most interesting people in synthetic biology, as well as links to the most pertinent news stories, a huge list of related videos, an events timeline and a page publicizing the most interesting iGEM projects. Click here to visit the site.…Details
And if you're not sure what that is, check out the latest one-minute tutorial videos. Genome Compiler's combinatorial design feature easily generates and filters multiple sequence combinations at any given layer, whether it be on part, amino acid or DNA level. Not quite sure which promoter will produce the highest transcription rates? Try them…Details
The crowdfunding website Kickstarter has banned all future projects from giving away genetically-modified organisms as rewards to backers. I think it would be fair to assume that this may be connected with the Glowing Plant Project, which did extremely well on Kickstarter (raised half a million dollars) and did a lot to publicize the platform…Details
2 month-old Noli is the latest addition of the Genome Compiler team and is already rocking an I Hack Life t-shirt! Noli was engineered in a DIY lab using Genome Compiler software by over-expressing the 'cuteness' gene in the Canis lupus familiaris genome. Our next project will be to make her glow. Disclaimer: Noli…Details
Back Translation is here! No more wasting endless time working out which codons should be used to optimize expression in a target organism. Genome Compiler does it all for you with one click. The codon bias for every organism you might deal with is stored in the software, meaning you can move DNA sequences, peptides, proteins…Details
Dr Shams Said Yazdani has a strong background in chemistry and biology and is an internationally recognized researcher. After earning his BSc in chemistry, he completed his MSc and PhD in biotechnology at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. That’s where he was when we were able to interview him while at his office at the…Details
This week the biggest and brightest names in Synthetic Biology are gathering together at Imperial College in London. From 09-11 July academics, industry researchers, software companies and synth companies, among others, will be exchanging ideas, making connections and, like a synthetically produced enzyme, catalyzing the progress in the incredible new field that we are proud…Details
Mads Tvillinggaard Bonde is a talented biotechnologist completing his PhD at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, and serves as the CEO & founder of Labster, which is based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Luckily, we were able to get hold of him during one of his trips to Indonesia to visit Labster’s development center. Bonde’s…Details
Yes, Genome Compiler has managed the impossible and got even better – hard to believe I know. With version 0.3.11 you can now enjoy a smoother user experience with no random crashing and a few extra features to make your work even easier and more intuitive. You can also see all the quickfire tutorial videos…Details
Only 20 hours left for people to back our kickstarter project and get their very own Glowing Plant! Over 80,000 people have contributed to this amazing campaign, changing the way people think about how research is funded and showing that they believe that we can do amazing things with a little technology and ingenuity. Make…Details
http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-05/9/glowing-plants-kickstarter Omri talks with Wired about the importance of the Glowing Plant kickstarter project: "What we're trying to do is inspire and educate people about what's possible today," says Amirav-Drory, who is also CEO and founder of Genome Compiler, software that helps users design and debug DNA. "To be honest," says Amirav-Drory, "it's actually annoying…Details
So it's the halfway point of our kickstarter campaign and it's fair to say we're not upset by how it's going, you might even say we're happy. At the time of writing, over 5,000 backers have pledged over $285,000, which is slightly over our target of $65,000. We're currently debating what to do with the…Details
Well, not exactly... We at Genome Compiler, in collaboration with entrepreneur Anthony Evans are about to bring you what is unarguably the second best thing ever (the best thing ever is a matter of opinion). We're making a Glowing Plant. And the best part is that you can have your own too by contributing to…Details
Genome Compiler is excited to announce our newest software release. It comes loaded with key new features that make it easier than ever to manipulate, add, and create your DNA designs. Responding to your requests, Genome Compiler now makes it faster than ever to create your own primers for your primer extraction and detection needs.…Details
Anat and Yogev catch up with synthetic biology experts, Andrew Hessel, John Cumbers, and Gregory Linshiz in Berkeley, CA. The crew enjoyed the much needed sun after attending the Keystone Symposium in snowy Colorado.
A big thanks to all those we met!
http://www.biobuilder.org/animations/ Check out this great resource which contains various activities and animations aimed to teach the principles of synthetic biology to the younger generation. In fact, the easy to follow videos are effective for beginners of any age. It's great to see that the subject of synthetic biology isn't reserved for the select few that…Details
A few weeks back Genome Compiler's CEO Omri Amirav-Drory and Cambrian Genomics CEO Austen Heinz were the guests of Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh in the Las-Vegas DownTown Project. Below you can find their presentation and Q&A session about reading, designing and Writing in DNA. Dr. Omri Avirav-Drory and Austen Heinz visit Downtown Speaker Series 2.11.13…Details
Check out this following program about the future of Synthetic Biology with Genome Compiler's Advisor Andrew Hessel!