biohacking

Hacking Mosquitos to Cure Dengue

Hacking Mosquitos to Cure Dengue

An Australian group led by Scott O’Neill at Monash University has infected mosquitoes with bacteria that prevent the dengue viruses from taking up residence in the mosquito.

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SynBioLGDB: a resource for experimentally validated logic gates in synthetic biology

SynBioLGDB: a resource for experimentally validated logic gates in synthetic biology

Synthetic biologists have developed DNA/molecular modules that perform genetic logic operations in living cells to track key moments in a cell's life or change the fate of a cell. SynBioLGDB (http://bioinformatics.ac.cn/synbiolgdb/) aims to provide the synthetic biology community with a useful resource for efficient browsing and visualization of genetic logic gates.

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Biohackers Compromise Android Devices With An NFC Implant

Biohackers Compromise Android Devices With An NFC Implant

Security researcher Seth Wahle of APA Wireless and Rod Soto of Hack Miami used a near-field communications (NFC) chip implant in his hand to demonstrate that it is possible to exploit Android devices and avoid detection by common body scanners located at airports and high-security environments.

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CRISPR – Technology and Controversy

CRISPR – Technology and Controversy

A group of leading biologists earlier this month called for a halt to the use of a powerful new gene editing technique on humans. Known by the acronym CRISPR, the method allows precise editing of genes for targeted traits, which can be passed down to future generations.

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