Check out this cool short video from one of Europe DIYbio group: Biohacking: Do it yourself! from Sara Krugman on Vimeo. "Medical Museion is hosting an open biology (or “biohacking”) laboratory and a series of hands-on public events from January-March 2013. The events are part of the European network, Studiolab, that provides a platform…Details
We just released an update for Genome Compiler - we think you're going to like it! You can find the release notes here So what's new? 1) UNDO / REDO for all edit operations! When performing delicate genetic engineering, where each DNA base matter, undo/redo can be very handy! 2) Mini-map for great orientation in…Details
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…Details
amazing national geographic article with great pictures of microbes and viruses - a must see!
Another great lecture by Genome Compiler's advisor Andrew Hessel - Enjoy! (+ check out Genome Compiler's screen-shot)
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…Details
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…Details
We're happy to announce that tonight Genome Compiler has been updated to version 0.2.16! This release contains major UI changes and other improvements, including: Materials Box redesign: Folders management - create and organize your own customized libraries! Right click - The most common options right at your fingertips! Materials box folding -…Details
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…Details
This is just great - and if you listen to the lyrics you will understand why Genome Compiler is so needed!
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
Check out Genome Compiler's Advisor George Church on the Colbert Report!
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…Details
Nice story was published today about Genome Compiler on Singularity Hub.
Check it out!
Genome Compiler release 0.2.10 is out! This is a major release focused on 4 major features: 1) Direct connection to NCBI genbank 2) Multiline view 3) Feature Annotation detection (Restriction enzymes cut sites) 4) Full iGem repository of standard biological parts added to the internal library Detailed explanation: 1) Direct connection to NCBI genbank: You…Details