Experience the New Plasmid Viewer

Enhance Your Website with the Plasmid Viewer Add-On The emergence of synthetic biology, and the ability to search for and research specific DNA sequences online, is very important for the advancement of the field of genetic engineering. However, with the current structure of most websites, it can be a headache just reading and trying to…

Virtual Gel Electrophoresis

Run a Virtual Gel Simulation on Genome Compiler Gel electrophoresis is an analysis method implemented in all disciplines of life sciences. The results of gel electrophoresis indicate the relative sizes of fragments, which is useful for restriction mapping and analyzing PCR fragments. The standard method, explained by Olwen Reina in this bitesizebio article, uses an…

Cloud Based Storage and Sharing

Access Your Work Anywhere with Genome Compiler Cloud As more online DNA design tools become available, it should be easier to access your work and collaborate with colleagues. Unfortunately, most molecular biology softwares require you to work from one specific computer for which you have purchased an expensive license. This greatly limits the capability to…

Synberc Sequences Repository is Now Accessible on Genome Compiler

  Continuing the recent trend, Genome Compiler integrates the Synberc plasmids and parts repository to further enrich its' comprehensive database of sequences available for users. The integration of Synberc sequences repository will enhance the options available to Genome Compiler users, who now have access to hundreds of more biological parts to use in the design platform. Synberc aims to continue to lay the…

Sigma-Aldrich's Now on Genome Compiler Software

  Genome Compiler propels forward, enhancing user experience by expanding their database versatility with addition of a new vector collection from Sigma-Aldrich. This collaboration will provide simpler processes for Genome Compiler users while also adding additional options for plasmid and vector usage. Genome Compiler solidifies its “all in one platform” stance to streamline user activity…

The Future of Agriculture

Have you ever spent hours in the grocery store looking for blueberries, only to be told that they are out of season and not available at the store? Yeah me neither, blueberries aren’t that special. But fruits and veggies might always be “in season” thanks to Mirai, an indoor farm in Japan that can produce…

Gene Therapy for Hearing Loss

Have you been listening to too much Lady Gaga recently? Music aficionados have always known that listening to too much Gaga can lead to head bobbing, constant toe tapping and the shakes but now recent studies have shown you might also need to worry about hearing loss. Mark Fishman, the head of Novartis Institutes for…

Bio-Incubator for Synthetic Biology Companies Launched at Indian Insititute of Technology-Madras

Synthetic biology is ready to start flapping its wings in southern India. The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) located in Chennai has launched a bio-incubator assisted with 120 Million USD of funding from the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a body of the central government. In an effort to promote entrepreneurship in India, the central government has…

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,…

De Novo DNA is Joining Genome Compiler’s Suite of Advanced Tools to create Comprehensive Synthetic Biology Solutions

Los Altos, CA and City State, Pennsylvania (September 3, 2014). Genome Compiler Corp., a Los Altos based synthetic biology software company entered into a collaborative agreement with De Novo DNA, a biophysics based genetic software company located in State College, PA. Genome Compiler will be leveraging De Novo DNA’s expertise to further enrich their platform…

General Mills Debate over GMOs

    General Mills Inc. struck down a proposal to ban GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) as ingredients from all their brands last week at their annual shareholder meeting. A resounding 98 percent of shareholders voted against a companywide ban. The definitive decision comes as somewhat of a surprise because of the company’s recent removal of…

Meet the Mighty Mussel

Mussels are delicious for lunch but when else can they do? MIT researchers led by Timothy Lu, as associate professor of biological engineering and EECS (electrical engineering and computer science), have created a way to develop waterproof adhesives stronger than anything found in nature. Previously, bacteria have been engineered to produce mussel foot proteins. Lu…

Leading Scientists Address Congress on Future of Synthetic Biology

Dr. Karmella Haynes, an assistant professor from Arizona State University, was among a small group of scientists who addressed a recent Congressional hearing about the emerging field of Synthetic Biology. In the Haynes Lab at the ASU School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, Dr. Haynes is currently involved in synthetic biology research in the hopes of…

Genetic BFF's

Everyone has that one person with whom they share an indescribable bond of inside jokes, nicknames and traditions. This is your best friend, your crutch, and most importantly your “person”. Have you ever wondered why your friends are your friends? Nicholas Christakis states, “We prefer the company of people we resemble”. However, a recent study…